"During third- and fourth-grade reading intervention, I am using all nonfiction text," said Katarzyna Drabik, reading teacher. "But I found that students were coming across a lot of vocabulary they didn't know. So, I created a 'word wall.' If, as we read, a student doesn't know what a word means, they knock on the desk. I add it to the word wall and we look up the definition, find synonyms for the word, and for the third-graders, draw a picture to illustrate the understanding of the word. I keep the word wall up for all the students to reference. It really helps them to delve into vocabulary and discerning meaning."