I am a first year teacher and teaching 4th grade! Our reading is ability grouped and my students are on the lower end--more around a 3rd gr. level. I need to do more with vocabulary in reading and was wondering what any of you have done/are doing in your reading blocks to help students expand their vocabulary. Would it be better for me to expose them to 4th grade vocab. words that may be more difficult or review ones they may have learned in 3rd grade? Also, any good websites or programs to get a list of words?
Thanks so much!