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Design Your Own Dwelling Vocabulary Activity, Grades 2–12 http://ow.ly/J2qYm

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With the Design Your Own Dwelling Vocabulary Activity students will use vocabulary words to label and describe aspects of their ideal place to live.
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One of the hardest things a teacher has to do is plan for a substitute. Make the experience as positive as possible and create a Substitute Teacher Binder using these 6 tips! http://ow.ly/BHk7n

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I've updated The Perfect Meal vocabulary activity template! Download the free printable: http://ow.ly/yVUfy

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July Vocabulary Calendar DOWNLOAD http://ow.ly/ywPbv I always want my students to engage with their vocabulary words each day, and this handy vocabulary activities calendar makes practice quick and easy!

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Need an end of the year assignment that is engaging and meaningful? http://ow.ly/xa8jr Download my latest vocabulary activity and instruct students to write 5 pieces of advice using vocabulary words!

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Need an end of the year assignment that is engaging and meaningful? Download the Top 5 Pieces of Advice Using Vocabulary Words Assignment.
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Based upon the popular game, Apples to Apples from Mattel, my Oranges to Oranges Vocabulary Game is a real winner! http://ow.ly/vC6m1 Download the free game cards!

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With the Oranges to Oranges vocabulary game students will get excited about vocabulary instruction.
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"Mother, May I" can be a fun vocabulary strategy to use in the classroom! http://ow.ly/BMMdW Print off my free instruction sheet to learn how to combine vocabulary words with this classic childhood game.

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"Mother, May I" can be a fun vocabulary strategy to use in the classroom! When you combine vocabulary words with this classic childhood game, students will correctly use vocabulary words in a sentence
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Download my Puzzle Together Your Vocabulary Words activity!
 
Back to School: Puzzle Together Your Vocabulary Words, Grades 1–12 http://ow.ly/zuZ0s

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Fun with Synonyms: Guess That Word Vocabulary Card Game, Grades 3-8 http://ow.ly/yCopx

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When I play party games I always look for a way to tweak them for vocabulary instruction. Recently I updated one of my most popular vocabulary games
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Vocabulary Reflection for the School Year 2013-2014
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It’s been another amazing year for me, and I hope your school year was equally wonderful. I reflected on the school year using Vocabulary Words...
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Free Download, Vocabulary Land Game http://ow.ly/wo9F4 I am exhilarated about my new vocabulary activity-it is a truly magnificent board game that can be easily printed and then filled in by students!

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Get students excited to learn vocabulary through playing the Vocabulary Land game!
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Free Printable Door Signs for Testing Week! A great resource from +WeAreTeachers 
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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I'm an English teacher and lexicon aficionado. I share vocabulary strategies for the classroom. Visit my blog to download my resources!
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Welcome to Vocab Gal's Google+ page! Add Vocab Gal to your circle to learn fun and exciting ways to enhance vocabulary instruction in your classroom! Vocab Gal is dedicated to providing free vocabulary games, vocabulary activities,  and author interviews to teachers! We'll share our favorite education articles, blog posts, and freebies with you.


The Vocab Gal (also known as Ms. Ressler to her students), has been teaching high school English for the last twelve years. She loves inspiring her students to get as exhilarated about vocabulary as she is, and relishes the moment when a teenager says “I heard/saw/read a vocab word and got really excited!”

She has wheedled her way into NCTE, IRA and OCTELA conference presentations and sedulously struggled to successfully earn her National Board Certification in 2006. Despite her propensity to question on a weekly basis her effectiveness as a teacher, she was graciously given the Ohio English Teacher of the Year award for 2010. She does adjunct work as a vocabulary consultant for Sadlier Oxford and is thrilled to have cajoled them into letting her blog about her successes as an English teacher (and hopefully get awesome ideas back from her readers). 

When not interrupting conversations to congratulate the speaker for his/her use of erudite language (her friends have adapted), the Vocab Gal listens to audiobooks, peruses funny blogs and tries not to avoid grading for too long.