This is my take on vocab pockets. I put a variety of high level adjectives for common words such as happy or sad into jewellery bags and hung them onto hooks to encourage children to use them to expand their vocabulary. Jeweller bags were £2 from eBay, bargain!!!
Inferring Anchor Chart- I really like the way that this chart explains what inferencing is. Most people believe that inferring is the same as predicting, but it really isn't. When you make an inference you are going beyond the words that the author wrote to get to the meaning behind what the author is trying to say. This can be done with vocabulary building exercises as well as reading comprehension building exercises.