This is Alison Whiteley from Toad-ally Exceptional Learners with this week’s freebie. The last couple of weeks, I've had some problems moving pre-readers into solid DRA 1s. When I went back to look at their running records, I noticed that it was the vocabulary they were getting tripped up on. That got me looking for some new ways to build and strengthen their academic vocabulary knowledge. Plus, it had to be something that would give me great bang for my buck as I only see them for 30 minutes. This week I’m highlighting 3 vocabulary activities that can be used in your guided reading groups to move readers. Stop by my blog to check up these activities from this month’s Pinterest Pick 3 and an Interactive Vocabulary Books on Animals.