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Acquiring New Vocabulary Through Book Discussion Groups

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Acquiring New Vocabulary Through Book Discussion Groups

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time 60 minutes
Lesson Author

Peggy Harper

Mobile, Alabama

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Materials and Technology

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco (1 copy per group)

  • Dictionary

  • Thesaurus

  • Paper and pencil

 

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PRINTOUTS

Individual Performance and Group Participation Rubric

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

1. Prior to the lesson, read the text selection and make note of any words that may be unfamiliar or interesting to your students.

2. Bookmark related websites for students to use during their group work. A list of sites is provided for Pink and Say; however, if you are using this lesson with another book or topic, make sure to research a list of appropriate websites in advance of the lesson.

3. Arrange for students to have access to computers with Internet access.

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