Literacy Treasure Tip Thursday: Student Created Academic Vocabulary Review & Learning Logs

Updated: Dec 13, 2019


It's time for a Literacy Nugget straight from the Literacy Treasure Chest.

Treasure tips are a tip, strategy, product or anything that will make your literacy teaching life easier and more productive.

Today's Treasure tip is...


Student-Created Academic Vocabulary Review and Learning Log








The Student Created Alphaboxes Template can be used for a variety of instructional activities.

When students are invited to take part in creating visible images to represent their learning, they are working at a higher level of thinking.

This visible processing of learning will provide the teacher with a solid understanding of how each student has internalized the concepts and/or skills being learned.

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The Student Created Alphaboxes Template product can be used for…

Creating a Vocabulary Notebook of each concept/skill being taught

The template can be used for each unit of study taught throughout the school year. Students will keep an illustrated vocabulary notebook of each concept/skill taught within the subject area.

Reviewing vocabulary for content area studies

At the end of a content area study for math, science or social studies, you may wish to have students create the vocabulary notebook as a way to document and demonstrate their learning throughout the unit of study. Students would illustrate different concepts or vocabulary words for each letter of the alphabet for the unit of study.

Tracking vocabulary during a content area unit of study

Alternatively, rather than using the alphabet template at the end of a content area study, this could be used to track vocabulary and concepts learned throughout the content area unit of study. Students would illustrate the concepts and skills acquired about the topic as they work through the material of the unit.

Academic Vocabulary for Reading and Writing

The template could be used to track academic vocabulary for reading and/or writing. Students could illustrate new concepts, strategies and terms as they are learned and practiced within the literacy block of instruction.

The Learning Logs for ALL Subjects can be used for a variety of instructional activities.

When students are invited to reflect on the topic being studied and their learning, they are working at a higher level of thinking.

Reflective Learning Logs for each concept/skill being taught

The template can be used for each unit of study in any subject area to document and demonstrate the learning happening as they progress through the unit of study. Students will reflect before the unit begins and after the unit is completed.

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