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My World of Words: Building Vocabulary Lists

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time Three 45-minute sessions, with additional time for class discussion of word choices

International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology






  • A selection of print resources (e.g., books, magazines, and pictures with captions that students may find interesting)

  • Chart paper or blackboard

  • Computers with Internet access (preferred but optional)

  • Dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedias

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1. Print copies of Words I Want to Learn More About and My World of Words Journal handouts for each student.

2. Preview National Geographic Explorer to identify pertinent content for students.

3. Gather print resources.

4. Schedule computer lab time, if necessary.

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