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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Building Vocabulary: Making Multigenre Glossaries Based on Student Inquiry
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Butcher paper
- Construction paper (for bookmarks)
- Access to computers with Internet and printing capability for every student
Grades 3 – 10 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
This interactive invites students to create original multigenre, multimodal works--one drawing and three written texts--making the tool flexible for multiple writing activities.
- Vocabulary List Guidelines overhead transparency
- Multigenre Glossary Guide
- Sample Multigenre Glossary Entry
- Multigenre Mapper Planning Sheet
- Place a long piece of butcher paper on the wall in your classroom to record words on.
- Cut long strips of construction paper for students to use as bookmarks and to list their vocabulary words.
- Make a transparency of the Vocabulary List Guidelines.
- Make copies of the Multigenre Glossary Guide and Sample Multigenre Glossary Entry for every student.
- Arrange for every student to have computer/Internet/printer access for this session and as often as they will need to use the interactive tools.
- Test the Multigenre Mapper Planning Sheet and the Multigenre Mapper tool so you are familiar with them and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.