May 15, 2018
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by Lily Jones

Lesson plan

My "A" Dictionary

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Students will be able to spell and define words that start with the letter A.

(5 minutes)
  • Ask students to turn to a partner to share words that start with the letter A.
  • Have students come back to the group and share the words they brainstormed.
(5 minutes)
  • Tell students that they are going to create a dictionary for A words. Explain that a dictionary lists words and their definitions, or meanings.
  • Model how to create a dictionary entry for the word "apple." Define apple as a sweet fruit that grows on trees. Draw a picture of the apple.
(5 minutes)
  • Tell students that they can design dictionary pages however they like as long as they include the word, definition, and a picture.
  • Ask for a student to come up and share how you could redesign the page you made for "apple," using the board to draft the new page.
(20 minutes)
  • Hand out five pieces of paper to each student. Tell them that they should create a dictionary page for five different A words.
  • If students finish early, have them partner with another student to share their dictionary pages.

Support: Have students create dictionary pages for two A words.

Enrichment: Challenge students to create dictionary pages for 10 A words.

(5 minutes)
  • Assess how students are spelling and defining A words.
(5 minutes)
  • Call on students to share their dictionary pages. Write the words students defined on a master list on the board.

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