Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships e. Unit Introduction The lessons housed within this unit all provide practice on specific skills or strategies. Still others were designed to give students meaningful practice while I conducted required testing. In these next seven lessons, we tackle identifying fictional elements, describing main characters, summarizing, and making connections between texts by comparing and contrasting characters.
Make sure each student, or each pair of students, has a dictionary. A dictionary is a resource that gives information about words.
Tell students that they are going to practice looking up words in the dictionary and then they are going to make their own flash cards, which are cards containing a small amount of important information to help you learn something.
The cards will be used to practice their vocabulary.
Vocabulary is the list of words to learn. Tell them that this is an important skill because in the future, they may want to make flash cards to help them study for a test. Ask students to talk to a partner about what they know about the information that can be found in a dictionary.
Allow them to flip through and compare. Have ELs discuss what they know about a dictionary with a partner and then share out as a whole group. Allow them to use L1 or L2. Provide a word bank for students to use when discussing what they know about the dictionary.
Display an example of a dictionary entry for the word school. Point out the important components that students need to know as they use a dictionary part of speech, definitions, example sentence. Explain that guide words are the terms at the top of the dictionary pages that help you figure out which words are on those pages.
The entry word is the word or phrase that is at the beginning of a dictionary entry. Show them where to find that in the entry. Next, ask them for the definition. If there is more than one, let them know that the first definition is the one used most commonly.
Have them figure out how many definitions there are and discuss why there would be multiple meanings. Repeat the process until you feel that the majority of students can manage on their own.
Provide student-friendly definitions and visuals for the key vocabulary guide words, entry word. Allow learners access to a dictionary in their L1 to reference. Give learners a partially completed graphic organizer with the entry word, definition, and part of speech to use and follow along with the teacher modeling.
Provide a student-friendly definition and an example of the parts of speech. Have an EL rephrase the definitions of each and provide additional examples for their peers. Give learners a graphic organizer to record the entry word, definition, and part of speech throughout the teacher modeling process.
Ask learners to verbally summarize the process for finding the meaning of a word.In this lesson plan, ELL students will be introduced to school vocabulary words.
They will get opportunities to practice the words through. Vocabulary Lesson Plan Overview of the Lesson. In any classroom, teaching vocabulary is a key component for expanding student knowledge.
A perfect way for students to practice their vocabulary skills is to create storyboards that incorporate use of words in a real life context. Use this lesson to help your ELs learn about words and what they mean. Lesson Plans on vocabulary, learning new words, and techniques to understanding and use new vocabulary words for all grade levels.
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Read on to find subject-wide lesson plans, . Step-by-step instructions on building vocabulary lesson plans for ESL students. Includes a lesson planning template and sample lessons. Building a vocabulary lesson plan for ESL students is no different. The next step is to give your students the opportunity to practice using their new words in a controlled activity.