Vocabulary activities bundleA massive collection of ENGAGING, EFFECTIVE, AND FRESH vocabulary activities to take the focus OFF of a vocabulary program and put it on purpose-driven vocabulary instruction!

Looking for ways to make teaching vocabulary more meaningful? I know how disheartening it can be to teach students about new words, only to discover they memorized them instead of truly learning them. As a middle and high school English teacher for over eleven years and a junior high instructional coach, I love learning. That’s what we educators do!

Blog posts about teaching vocabulary #MiddleSchool #HighSchool #TeachingVocabulary


My blog (you’re here!) is the place I share my learning with others. Here, I’ve written a number of posts about effective vocabulary instruction. You can find a whole list of them in what I like to call my creative manual. If you’d like to receive weekly emails from me with notifications of…

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(Subscribers also have exclusive access to a free and growing library of resources on my blog. Currently, it contains seventeen activities, including four for vocabulary. One is a year-long pacing guide broken down by quarters!)

High-interest activities for teaching vocabulary #MiddleSchool #HighSchool #EnglishTeacher


I also write curriculum for middle and high school ELA teachers. When I create resources, I prioritize standards alignment, student engagement, and best practice instructional approaches. People often ask me about the vocabulary resources in my store, and you can find a quick overview below.

These activities are for you if you want…

  • vocabulary to be fun and engaging
  • learning new words to inspire students
  • word study to be an integral part of your course
  • vocabulary words and activities to be relevant to students
  • students to recognize vocabulary words in books and use them in writing
Vocabulary Skills
Vocabulary Pacing Guide for ELA Standards
Writing and Vocabulary
Differentiated Activities for Any List

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