Lesson Plan

Dictionaries & Definitions

In this lesson, students will practice defining words by making their own vocabulary cards. This lesson plan can be used alone or with the Mini Dictionaries lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Mini Dictionaries! lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Mini Dictionaries! lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to define vocabulary words.

Language

Students will be able to define vocabulary in a sentence level context using sentence frames and visual support.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Hold up the dictionary.
  • Randomly read a word and its definition. Choose a word familiar to students to read aloud with its definition.
  • Ask students to turn to a partner and share what they think a dictionary is.