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Old 09-02-2007, 08:03 PM
 

I introduce the vocab. for our reading stories by playing "hang man". After the word is revealed, we discuss the meaning of the word. Actually, it's hang man, but I adapt it by drawing a monkey hanging in a tree. I draw the tree then each time they miss a letter, I draw the parts of a monkey (tail, body, head, arms, legs, and sometimes I'll draw the ears separate. I chose to do it this way because last year I had a student that had a brother commit suicide. I wasn't sure how it happened, so instead of calling it "Hang man", I called it "swinging monkey". My fourth graders love this activity.
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