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Vocabulary Focus at Lincoln

One of the fundamental building blocks of learning is vocabulary. Having a well-rounded vocabulary plays a very important role in students’ learning to read. Communication skills, language development, and comprehension are linked to a strong vocabulary.

Our staff participated in a Professional development where the teachers played Human Scrabble. During this staff meeting, the teachers were mixed into groups of 8-10 people based on the shape that they were given when they entered the cafeteria. Each group was given a set of scrabble letters with a string attached so they could put the letter around their neck. Everyone in the group had to have a letter to make a word, and the group with the highest points won. The word that won was JUXTAPOSITION. The staff was encouraged to do the Human Scrabble game with their classes as a way to have fun with learning vocabulary.

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