Lesson Plan

Shades of Meaning

Being able to find precise words when writing and reading.
Justine M.
Classroom teacher
Discovery Elementary School
Sunrise, FL
Show More
My Grades 3
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies, English Language Learning
Objectives

Students will be able to recognize more precise words and increase their vocabulary through understanding of mood and tone.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 3
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Sign into Tumblebooks and play Mason Moves Away

Stop at certain pages to show examples of using shades of meaning.

Student Instructions

Students will read along and take notes for the different versions of words - synonyms and the way the meanings change.

2 direct instruction

Nearpod
Free, Paid

Teacher will suggest two examples (using blanks in sample sentences)

Student Instructions

Students will answer from word bank which word fits best in the sentences and explain why.

3 Guided Practice

OneDrive
Free, Paid

Teacher will instruct students to sign in to their OneDrive accounts and open a sway or powerpoint.

Student Instructions

Students will open their OneDrive accounts and open a sway or powerpoint. They will create a sway or powerpoint using three different examples or shades of meaning. (Example: nibble, eat, gobble). They will save and send to Canvas to submit assignment.

4 Practice/Assessment

Puppet Pals HD
Free, Free to Try

Teachers will instruct students to use Puppet Pals to create a short story using precise words and specifying different shades of meaning.

Student Instructions

Students will use the app Puppet Pals to create a short story using precise words that specify different shades of meaning, They will follow rubric and submit via Canvas for grading.