have the children work in groups to research and discuss the meaning of the words on the word list, then create individual journals
(mini dictionaries) with definitions and an example sentence for each word.
have the children write a poem or short story using words from the word list
have the children categorize the words by the parts of speech. You can also add additional words that aren't part of the word list but relate to the word list words (for example, you can add "brown" to the adjectives as in 'brown basket'). The parts of speech are:
After reading a story, you can also have the children make their own list of words they would like to learn more about. Having children come up with one “What in the World? Word” each time they read a story is a great way to build vocabulary.