In order to assist with developing content comprehension and vocabulary, your students can become experts in a particular field and then publish their own definition in a class dictionary.
When you come across a difficult or new term in English, Math or Science, allocate a student to be an expert on that particular concept. They need to research the term, take a page from the class English, Math or Science Definition Dictionary and then write their own definition for the class to refer to. They also draw the concept in anyway that they feel depicts the idea.
They are then known as the class expert for that concept and if students need any further clarification, they need to see the author of that definition. Collate the dictionaries and then place them in a folder with plastic sleeves so new concepts and terms can be continuously added.
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