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Internalization of Vocabulary Through the Use of a Word Map

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time One or two 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Betsy Hughes

Churchville, Pennsylvania


International Literacy Association


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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.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 16

Dictionary author Noah Webster was born in 1758.

Students play a variation of the game Balderdash to practice vocabulary.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Using Concept Circles to Develop Academic Vocabulary

In this guide, you will learn how to use the Concept Circles strategy to support vocabulary development and comprehension of complex text.


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Grades   3 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Follow the Word Trail: Organize a Treasure Hunt

Create a treasure hunt out of word-puzzle clues hidden around the home or yard.


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