Lesson Plan

Vocabulary Work

Define and Synthesize Vocabulary
Tracey P.
Classroom teacher
Holly Hills Elementary School
Denver, United States
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My Grades K, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math
  • Students will use an online dictionary to define the word (given to them by teacher) and post it on Padlet.
  • They then read the chapter and  refer to the vocabulary on the Padlet page as they come across the words.
  • Students will take a vocabulary quiz on Quizizz.
  • Students will return to Padlet to put their new vocabulary in sentences.
English Language Arts
Grades 4
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Define Vocabulary word with online dictionary

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Give each student a vocabulary word from a specific chapter. Have them go to online dictionary and define word. Open up Google Classroom which will direct them to the link of Padlet Page. Students write word and definition on Padlet. Have a group discussion of vocabulary after everyone has posted. Students proceed to read designated chapter while taking time to find everyone's definitions on Padlet in order to learn new words in context.

Student Instructions

Go to Google Classroom and follow instructions.

2 Assessment

Students log on to Quizizz and complete vocabulary test on above chapter vocabulary words. (Teacher will need to create the quiz. It's easy)

Student Instructions

Log in to Quizizz and wait for the special code.

3 Optional: Put words in sentence on Padlet.

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When the students finish the Quizizz quiz, they can go back into Padlet and put each word in their own sentence.

Student Instructions

Use your new vocabulary to create a sentence for each word.