This year my school started using the Wit and Wisdom curriculum. I was very excited to try out a high-quality curriculum that targeted so many standards that are often left out of ELA curricula, specifically the Speaking and Listening Standards. The curriculum has students dive into texts for a whole week, analyze art, and run Socratic Seminars!
Just as with any new curriculum I had some concerns about how to implement it in my classroom. The Wit and Wisdom curriculum has 3 types of journals: Response Journal, Vocabulary Journal, and Knowledge Journal, none of which are included in the materials.
To simplify my life (and hopefully other teachers') I made a Wit and Wisdom Vocabulary Journal!
There are three different versions of the vocabulary page so that this resource can be used with multiple grade levels!
The journal can be used in many ways:
If students are struggling to write the words and definitions or you are running out of time in your lessons you can adjust the journal! Try writing just the word on the pages before distributing them to students or write the word and definition and have the students draw the picture or use the word in a sentence.
I hope this resource is helpful in your class! Check out my TPT store. I have resources with the vocabulary words for each Module, grades K-2, and some fun centers that align with the Wit and Wisdom curriculum!
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Miriam taught kindergarten and first grade for 5+ years in New Orleans.