Word work and vocabulary are such important parts to literacy instruction. I'm currently working toward my masters in reading, and will soon be a reading specialist. Through this opportunity, I've learned an abundance of strategies to not only reinforce skills students, but add rigor to my literacy instruction. My Teachers Pay Teachers store has a great item with 5 word work strategies that can be easily implemented with essentially any reading program. These activities require students to think abstractly about words, and then the new words will stick longer! I like to use these with content vocabulary. Click on the images to download!