October 14, 2012

The World's Most Interesting Way to Learn Words

(Predicament: a difficult situation) 

If you teach vocabulary (who doesn't) then this site is totally for you! Inside Story Flashcards are phenomenal! My students look forward to Tuesday when the new words are introduced. These words are also incorporated into my Word Work and Work on Writing stations and students can't get enough! 

Here is how vocabulary works in my room...

Tuesday- Use a pretest to introduce ALL words which include: 4 words with prefixes/suffixes, 2 commonly confused words (homonyms/homophones), and 4 vocabulary words for a total of 10 words

Tuesday - Monday- Work with these words in Word Work and Work on Writing stations. I also use the picture that belongs to each word for the daily Self Start. Students are required to write 1 question about the photo, make 1 observation, 1 prediction and write a 25 word summary of what happened in the picture. By the middle of September, my students are pretty awesome at writing each of these.

Tuesday- Post test

Seriously check out www.insidestoryflashcards.com and I promise you will love the site!

How do you teach and use vocabulary?


  1. Thanks for sharing this website! I can't wait to check it out!

    Teaching Fourth

  2. I would love more detail on how you use this....I am going to be responsible for teaching ALL of the CCSS 6th grade language standards to the three 6th grade classes, and I love this idea/website!

  3. Hi Tina,

    These cards are so interesting - I love the pictures! Can you explain what you mean regarding the students making predictions? I wasn't sure if they were predicting something based on the word or the image.


  4. I would love to know more about how you use this as well. I am a Gifted Ed specialist and love the flash cards. I'm looking for a way to "sell" them to the rest of my staff.

  5. Love this! Did you order the sets of flashcards, or do you use the free printable ones from the website?