ERIC Number: ED481431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-20
My World of Words: Building Vocabulary Lists.
MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
This lesson uses students' areas of interest both in and out of school to generate personalized vocabulary lists. Working in small groups, grade 3 to 5 students select their own vocabulary words and research their meanings. In a culminating activity that uses text and illustration, each student will create a "My World of Words Journal." During three 45-minute sessions, students will: use print and nonprint sources from their environment to generate vocabulary lists based on their own interests; create individual journals that will include a comprehensive definition of each word; and work collaboratively to research and compile information pertaining to vocabulary lists. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A "Words I Want to Learn More About" worksheet and a World of Words Journal are attached. (PM)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Lesson Plans, Reading Instruction, Student Interests, Student Journals, Student Research, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.