I've been working with students in tutoring groups, and we've been focusing on Greek and Latin Roots. In addition to making a notebook, we've been putting any words we find on a bulletin board. To make our interactive notebook, we use a spiral notebook, instead of a composition book. Students have to use the word in a sentence, find the definition, and draw the word. We've been working on them in groups of six.
I've also had a few students that have been struggling with figurative language. Here is a figurative language freebie :)