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Supporting Vocabulary Development with EASE

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Supporting Vocabulary Development with EASE

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

Bernadette Lambert

Kennesaw, Georgia

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

A copy of Come On, Rain! By Karen Hesse

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PRINTOUTS

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PREPARATION

  • Select a short and high-interest text to read aloud to students. This lesson uses Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse, but any similar book would be appropriate.

  • Select 10 vocabulary words to explicitly teach in connection to the text. These words could consist of the following:

    • 1–2 words that explain the overall concept or theme of the text

    • 2–3 subject-specific words that you want students to use while discussing the text and generating their own writing

    • 3–5 rich vocabulary words that are found in the text.

  • Create overhead transparencies or other format for sharing word pronunciation and description.

  • Choose a short, current news article for students to analyze in Session Two. See Time for Kids for suggestions.

  • Preview the handout EASE—Summary of Sequence of Instruction to become comfortable with this strategy.

  • Test the Venn Diagram on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

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