I am facilitating a workshop for middle school teachers on vocabulary instruction today and thought I would share one of my favorite new resources!!
Literacy Head provides resources for using visual arts for teaching literacy.
If you scroll to the bottom of the page - you will see the visual dictionary. For each of the week's vocabulary words, there are three images that illustrate the word and one that is the opposite.
The words come from the book of the week - which also uses images for pre-during-post reading activities.
Not only fabulous resource - I can see students doing something similar as a fantastic activity.