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Using a Word Journal to Create a Personal Dictionary
|Grades||6 – 8|
|Lesson Plan Type||Recurring Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Ongoing, over a 9-week span
Instruction and presentations =
3 class sessions
East Palestine, Ohio
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Access to a computer with the Internet and PowerPoint
- Overhead projector
- Pens or pencils
- Single-subject notebook
- Word Journal handout
- Cambridge Dictionaries Online
- Merriam-Webster OnLine (Students can hear words pronounced on this site.)
- OneLook Dictionaries
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.