Lesson Plan

Vocabulary Practice

Use this lesson to help your ELs learn about words and what they mean. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Vocabulary Flash Cards* lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Vocabulary Flash Cards lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Vocabulary Flash Cards lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to define key terms and identify their part of speech.

Language

Students will be able to define words with declarative sentences using graphic organizers and sentence frames.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Ask students to share what they know about the word dictionary. Confirm or paraphrase student answers, as needed.
  • Share a student-friendly language objective by reading it aloud. For example, "I can say the meaning of words in a sentence." Have learners repeat it. Explain that today's lesson will be about how we can learn about what words mean and their parts of speech, so that we can use them correctly in our speaking and writing.