Voracious Vocabulary Victors!
Students will take a poll on proper use of vocabulary words in context. The poll will be created previously by the teacher and will be assigned to students via Qlovi.
Qlovi allows teachers to set up a digital classroom. This is especially helpful because teachers can create a poll or quiz and only have it activated for a set period of time. Thus, students cannot share the quiz with students in another hour/different class.
2 Direct Instruction
Students will review the video and reading materials under the lesson, "Understanding Words in Context" on Qlovi. This will be assigned by the teacher and students can work on this independently or together with the teacher as a class.
Teachers can decide whether or not to use a worksheet or note-taking sheet to help with student engagement while watching the film. Teachers could also distribute a notecard or sticky note to students where they could record a noteworthy or key idea from the video. Then the teacher and students could share their findings.
3 Independent Practice
Using Quizlet, students will create flashcards for their given vocabulary words. On these flashcards, they will have the word, part of speech, definition and then use the word in a sentence, making sure its context is paid particulary attention to.
Teachers should model the flashcards first and show an examplary flashcard to students with a well-written vocabulary sentence. Discuss context clues and how to include them in one's writing (examples of context clues are: definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples).
Students should share the flashcards with the teacher and then the teacher can review them and encourage students to use them to study for a test or exam.
Students will present their most outstanding sentence to their classmates as a way to exit the room. This way teachers can actively see who understands how to write a proper vocabulary sentence. The teacher should jot down the naems of students he or she should work one-on-one with (or in small group instruction) next class if they need remediation.
Key Standards Supported
Reading Foundational Skills
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Speaking & Listening
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.