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EDR 318

Lesson: Vocabulary
Teacher-Candidate Name: Melissa Hansen Date: March 8, 2017
Grade Level/Content Area: 6th & 7th Grade/Language Arts
# of Students: 3 Length of Lesson: 20-25 Minutes

1.1 Integration of Learning Outcomes
 Students will be able to assess their background knowledge on vocabulary words.
 Students will be able to explain to someone else the meaning of the vocabulary words taught.

1.2 Standards
Standard - CC.1.2.8.J Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-
specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to
comprehension or expression.
Standard - CC.1.2.8.K Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and
phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.

1.3 Formative and Summative Assessment

 Formative: Throughout the lesson the students will be rating themselves on how well they understand each
vocabulary word. This gives the teacher a very good understanding of the background knowledge the
students have on this topic and the words being used.
 Summative: The students will hand in their workbooks after they have completed them on the vocabulary
words learned that day. This will show if the students have a better understanding of the words compared to
the beginning of the class.

1.4 Materials
 Textbook
 Workbook

1.5 Anticipatory Set
 Good Morning Class! Please get your textbooks and workbooks from the file cabinet, as we will need them
for our class today.
 We are going to start a new vocabulary unit today and do the 3-2-1 guide. Does everyone remember how to
this? Call on student if they raise their hand and have them explain. If not the teacher will explain:
 Everyone will close his or her eyes, and I will say the vocabulary word twice, out loud. After I say the word,
you will then put 1, 2 or 3 fingers in the air representing your understanding the word. Three fingers in the
air means that you understand the word well enough that you are able to teach it to someone else; two
fingers in the air means that the word sounds familiar to you; and one finger in the air means you have
never heard of this word before.
 Let’s get started! The teacher will read one word at a time, on page 46 of the Textbook, and each student
will put his or her fingers in the air after each word is said.
 Agree
 Community
 Familiar
 Festival
 Native
 Neighborhood
 Population
 Tradition

1.6 Procedures

 Now that we have gone through all of the words let’s go through them.
 The teacher will read aloud each word one at a time again. This time the teacher will ask the student(s)
who had put 3 fingers in the air to explain the meaning of the word.
 If none of the students put 3 fingers in the air, then the teacher will ask the students who put 2 fingers in
the air to share where they have heard this word before and what they think it means.
 If the students put one finger in the air then the teacher will explain the meaning of the word and read
the example sentence in the textbook.
 No matter how many fingers the students put in the air, after the small group discussions about the
student’s background knowledge of each word the teacher will read the definition of each word from the
textbook as well as ask the students if they can think of any synonyms or antonyms for the words. The
teacher will also read the sentences that the textbook has for each word.
o Agree: When you agree with someone, you have the same ideas. A handshake shows that people
agree to something. Antonym: disagree
o Community: A community is a place where people live, work, and carry out their daily lives. This
community has an outdoor market. Synonyms: neighborhood, town
o Familiar: something that is familiar is already known. The man was happy to see a familiar face
at the party. Antonym: unfamiliar
o Festival: A festival is a special event or party. Dancers perform at the festival. Synonyms:
celebration, fiesta
o Native: something that belongs to you because of where you were born is native to you. People
wave flags from their native countries.
o Neighborhood: A neighborhood is a place where people live and work together. This
neighborhood is in Boston. Synonym: community
o Population: population means the number of people who live somewhere. Many people live in
New York City. It has a large population.
o Tradition: a tradition is an activity or belief that people share for many years. It is a tradition for
this family to celebrate Kwanzaa every December. Synonym: custom
 The teacher will then read the questions from the text that go along with the vocabulary words. Each
student will be asked each question and the students will share their responses orally.
 Do you agree that summer is the best season?
 Which is a synonym for community? Neighborhood or farm?
 Do you like to eat familiar foods or try new foods?
 What’s your favorite festival?
 If a plant is native to a place, is it from that place?
 Describe your neighborhood.
 Which place has a large population?
 Describe a family tradition.

Independent Practice:

 The students will then open their workbooks and complete the workbook pages 19-20 for the vocabulary
 The workbook includes: the rating for each word, they must check the correct box for the correct
definition of the word, and lastly they will answer a question/finish a sentence using the word.
 The students will then hand in their workbooks when they are finished.
1.7 Differentiation

 This lesson was differentiated for the students by meeting all the types of learners needs. The students heard
the vocabulary words aloud as well as saw them in the textbook. The words were then discussed together as
a class with participation from each student. The discussion involved the meaning of the word, examples of
how the word is used in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms for each word.
 To help the English Language Learners, when discussing each word, the questions asked are relatable to the
students’ own lives. For example, if one of the words is Tradition then the students will be asked to share
one tradition they celebrate.

1.8 Closure

 We will now go over each other’s workbooks. Everyone exchange your workbook with someone else so
you do not have your own.
 The students will now go around and read the sentences they wrote in their workbooks.

1.9 Technology
 N/A

2.0 Reflection on Planning
 I did this lesson the day of, and did not prepare for it beforehand.

2.1 Reflection on Instruction
 After teaching the lesson I feel that it would have been beneficial to write down the student’s rating for each
word in the beginning. When writing their rating in their workbooks after the lesson, some of the students
forgot what they rated their background knowledge of the words. I also forgot the number of fingers each
student put in the air for each word. It would be a more accurate assessment as well.