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Acrostic Vocababulary Strategy for FOSSILS, from another pinner.  I do this also, such as FISH =  F (fins) I (in water) S (scales) H (have a backbone) ... really works!

Science Vocabulary Strategy: Acrostic

(Vocab) The Science Penguin: Science Vocabulary Strategy: Acrostic - uses the letters in the word to remember the word. This helps students with the meaning/examples while helping their spelling of vocabulary!

Picture Vocab books   The Simply Scientific Classroom: Middle School Science. Scale down for my kiddos vocab words of the week. Photo books from the $1 store perhaps?

The Simply Scientific Classroom: End of Year- Vocabulary Photo Album. "I had purchased photo albums/brag books from a local dollar store. We used the photo albums to store the completed vocabulary cards.

Vocabulary Rating - A Pre- and Post-Reading Vocabulary Activity

Vocabulary Rating - A Pre-Reading and Post-Reading Vocabulary Activity

Vocabulary Rating - A Pre- and Post-Reading Vocabulary Activity, I'll try using clickers with my Ks to assess their vocabulary using this scale, before and after reading;

This is a great resource that students can create in their journals. This will help them learn and remember their prefixes and suffixes. This is a resource that can be used for any grade.

Jennifer's Teaching Tools: Prefixes and Suffixes foldable. Suffix (after the root word).

Enormity.... I checked, just to be sure and while it does convey scale, it is always associated with evil, ie, 'The enormity of the crime'.

✒══Logophile I love word definitions and the "history" of words, meaning the roots of where the word came from, like ancient Greek or Latin (etc. I love grammar. A really, really good English teacher made the subject fun.

This is great chart on critical thinking.  It gives you a break down of critical thinking skills.  The chart offers key words for each level of critical thinking skills.

Critical Thinking Skills Chart Great Verbs to help explain Blooms. and create activities for higher level thinking skills in the classroom.

Fearless in 5th: P-Interesting Projects for the Classroom! Tons of ideas for classroom organization & environment!

Another take on the personal assessment. Original description: Grade Thoughts: Assess Yourself: Formative Assessment Anchor Chart