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Bringing Economic Vocabulary to Life Through Video Posters

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Bringing Economic Vocabulary to Life Through Video Posters

Grades 2 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time Three 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Tampa, Florida

Christine Joseph, Ph.D.

Christine Joseph, Ph.D.

Tampa, Florida


International Literacy Association


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Student Interactives

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Cube Creator

Grades   3 – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Cube Creator

The interactive Cube Creator helps students identify and summarize key elements. It can be used as a prewriting or postreading activity.


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Trading Cards

Grades   3 – 8  |  Mobile App  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Trading Cards

Invigorate students' writing with an interactive tool that allows them to demonstrate their comprehension using a mobile app.


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  1. Familiarize yourself with the economics vocabulary by:

  2. Familiarize yourself with graphic novels using the following resources:

  3. If you wish to use the bookmark, print the Read-Aloud Bookmark and fold it lengthwise to form a convenient bookmark.

  4. Preview the Babymouse book and practice using the teacher prompts on the Read-Aloud Bookmark. The economics and financial literacy vocabulary words are italicized. Highlight the prompts and vocabulary words you wish to emphasize.

  5. Familiarize yourself with the unique features of the Babymouse books in order to help your students shift between Babymouse’s real life and fantasy life. The panels that are pink are part of Babymouse’s active imagination. The black and white frames are Babymouse’s real experiences. Use the Babymouse website to search through the book, find games, and learn how to read graphic novels. Print a copy for each student of the Babymouse puppet for Session 1.

  6. Create a vocabulary cube with the Cube Creator, using the following questions for the sides:

    • What is the vocabulary word?

    • What is the definition?

    • Give an example from Babymouse.

    • Give an example from your own experiences.

    • Write an interview question you would ask Babymouse using the word.

    • Write Babymouse’s dialogue/answer using the word.

    Prepare draft .rwt files for student pairs working on computers or print copies of Vocabulary Cube if working offline.

  7. Using Trading Cards mobile app, create a sample vocabulary trading card for an economics vocabulary word based on the experiences of Babymouse.

  8. Learn more about Glogster EDU and set up accounts as necessary. For a tutorial, watch the Glogster EDU Video Tutorials or the SchoolTube video How to Use Glogster EDU.

  9. If creating posters through PowerPoint, review the PowerPoint Tool Tips and print a copy for each student.

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