|word of the week display|
However, I encourage students to use the WOW in their writing. On our WOW sheets, there is a box set aside for a teacher signature. Students earn a point for successfully using a WOW in their major writing pieces. Several students are using the WOW in their journal entries, too!
As an added bonus--If students come across a WOW in their everyday reading, they fill out a word bubble with the word used in the sentence. See images below.
I selected the WOW list based on words that middle school students should know and words I've always found interesting.