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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

 

Lesson Plans

Calendar Activities

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Strategy Guides

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   K – 1  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Draw a Story: Stepping from Pictures to Writing

Students draw a series of pictures that tell a story, including character action, problem and solution. They ‘read’ their story to others, transcribe it into writing, and create an accordion book.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Writing a Flashback and Flash-Forward Story Using Movies and Texts as Models

Using the film The Sandlot, students are introduced to the literary devices of flashbacks and flash-forwards. They then write their own stories using those devices.

 

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.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Picture This: Student Created Online Vocabulary Flashcards

Let the students be the vocabulary experts! Prior to whole class instruction, students create online flashcards and teach the class the new vocabulary.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   2 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  April 14

Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language in 1828.

After dividing students into small groups, students play a variation of the game Balderdash to celebrate the publication of Webster's dictionary.

 

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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PRINTOUTS

Grades   5 – 12  |  Printout  |  Informational Sheet

Common Content Area Roots and Affixes

This printout offers 50 or so common roots, prefixes, and affixes that give students access to hundreds of key concepts across the content areas.

 

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STRATEGY GUIDES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Brainstorming and Reviewing Using the Carousel Strategy

This strategy guide introduces Carousel Brainstorming, also known as Rotating Review, and offers suggestions to implement this technique in your classroom for brainstorming about new topics or reviewing learned information.

 

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