This resource breaks down many very important aspects of teaching vocabulary. It highlights various teaching strategies, characteristics of a strong vocab program, as well as how best to break new content vocab down to students.
Teach vocabulary with trading cards! Could easily play this as a "Go Fish! Students write the vocabulary word and draw a picture on the front. On the back they write "stats" about the word like its definition or how to use it in a sentence.
This resource is a great alternative to writing definitions! The graphic organizer could be used in through grade. I created this for the students in my grade classroom. It encourages students to rewrite the definition in their own words.