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ABC Bookmaking Builds Vocabulary in the Content Areas

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ABC Bookmaking Builds Vocabulary in the Content Areas

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Six 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Laurie A. Henry, Ph.D.

Lexington, Kentucky

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Student Interactives

Mobile Apps

Calendar Activities

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A Prereading Strategy: Using the Vocabulary, Language, Prediction (VLP) Approach

Students learn content area vocabulary and increase reading comprehension using the Vocabulary, Language, Prediction (VLP) approach.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Picture This: Student Created Online Vocabulary Flashcards

Let the students be the vocabulary experts! Prior to whole class instruction, students create online flashcards and teach the class the new vocabulary.

 

Grades   4 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A-B-C: Itís Easy as 1-2-3 to Make Math Alphabet Books

Using the Alphabet Organizer app, students create alphabet books to review math terms.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Alphabet Organizer

Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.

 

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MOBILE APPS

Grades   K – 5  |  Mobile App  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Alphabet Organizer

The Alphabet Organizer lets users create a calendar-style ABC chart or letter pages for an alphabet book.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 8  |  Calendar Activity  |  August 13

The first English printer, William Caxton, was born on this day in 1422.

Students consider how the printing press affects their world by completing a printing inventory, comparing lists, and developing a "super" list of all printed materials that they interact with.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 16

The Scarlet Letter was published in 1850.

Students brainstorm the possible meaning of the title The Scarlet Letter and what its significance might be. The class' responses are returned to once the reading has begun to see how their definitions have changed.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   5 – 12  |  Printout  |  Informational Sheet

Common Content Area Roots and Affixes

This printout offers 50 or so common roots, prefixes, and affixes that give students access to hundreds of key concepts across the content areas.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   6 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Preparing Students for Success with Reading in the Content Areas

In this strategy guide, youíll learn how to determine the level and type of support you need to provide students based on careful preparation as a content area expert.

 

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