One my colleagues e-mailed me a link to a site called “Weboword – Vocabulary Visually!” today. Essentially, this site is updated with adorable pictures that visually describe a word through a stick-figure cartoon. (What a great companion to Salinger’s Book entitled Well-Defined: Vocabulary in Rhyme!) There are also puzzles that accompany each week’s worth of words. This site is definitely for (upper elementary, perhaps) middle and high school kids, but if you subscribe to their RSS, you can be entertained with their vocabulary pictures quite often. Enjoy!
I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).