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Using a Word Journal to Create a Personal Dictionary

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Ongoing, over a 9-week span

Instruction and presentations =
3 class sessions
Lesson Author

Kristina McLaughlin

Kristina McLaughlin

East Palestine, Ohio

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Materials and Technology

Printouts

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Access to a computer with the Internet and PowerPoint
  • Overhead projector
  • Pens or pencils
  • Single-subject notebook

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

Begin this lesson with a class discussion of how your students typically learn new words. Are there any "tricks" that they use to learn new words while reading a story? Introduce them to a new way of learning vocabulary by organizing unfamiliar words in a word journal to create a personal dictionary. All students should have a notebook for their word journal. A single-subject notebook works best for this activity, but students may use whatever kind of notebook they have available. Students will need a working knowledge of PowerPoint to complete the final project.

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