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Vocabulary Word Maps for Latin America

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Engage learners in a content-specific vocabulary lesson plan. They create a word map to assist them in understanding and retaining new vocabulary words. Each map will include the word, examples of the words, antonyms, and a full...
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Two Sides to Every Story: Day 2 and 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh graders learn how various historic events can be portrayed in a variety of ways. The second and third days of an informative text unit reviews content-specific vocabulary before comparing and contrast the lives of Rosa Parks and...
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Dream Stream

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Investigate the parts of a healthy stream to build content-specific vocabulary and ecological awareness. The class builds vocabulary and determines why clean water is important for trout. They design a shoe box to show what a clean...
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The Voting Game

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Upper graders play the voting game to help them understand voting patterns, political movements, and build a content specific vocabulary. Each student creats a chart to determine if his or her political view veers liberal or...
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Is it Permeable?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The question is posed, is it permeable or impermeable, it's up to your critical thinkers to determine the answer. This presentation provides several scientific concepts related to permeability and the properties of matter alongside...
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Social Studies Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Build a content-specific vocabulary or introduce new concepts prior to teaching a lesson on Westward Expansion. Each slide provides a term, concept, or person along with a simplistic definition. John Quincy Adams, the Trail of Tears, the...
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Describe common actions and objects in specific and general language

For Teachers K
Having a diverse and well-developed vocabulary make for both good readers and good writers. The class discusses basic grammar, such as nouns, verb, and adjectives. They then view a series of pictures and work as a class to create simple...
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Elements of Drama: Vocabulary

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Introduce your young thespians to the elements of drama! Key vocabulary helps them through their first week of class. The presentation outlines parts of a script, stage direction, and strategies for reading a script. Tip: The strategies...
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Vocabulary in Context: Inside the World of Wizards

For Teachers 8th Standards
Enter the world of Harry Potter and learn new vocabulary at the same time. A high-interest reading passage provides insight into the history of Harry Potter. Follow-up activities incorporate key vocabulary strategies, such as using...
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Vocabulary/Reading Lesson for Students with Severe Intellectual Disabilities

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Here is a great little reading and vocabulary development lesson created just for learners with special needs. The lesson is constructed with both core content and necessary adaptations in mind. The group will use PECS, pointing/gesture,...
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The Metamorphosis: Vocabulary Bingo

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis is one of the most fascinating pieces of literature from the 20th century, and its rich vocabulary is one of the reasons it has endured for over a century. Help learners of all levels work through new...
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Academic Reading Vocabulary

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
From A to Z, learners define, draw, and find examples of specific reading focus skills in an alphabetized reading vocabulary packet. Words include dialogue, theme, text structure, genre, paraphrase, and many more.
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How to Draw Caricatures

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Caricature drawing is fun, and can help learners explore the principle of design and content specific vocabulary. They view a video and books that use character drawings, discuss vocabulary such as exaggeration, proportion, and symmetry,...
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O Pioneers!: Vocabulary Bingo

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Bingo! How many words can your class remember from O Pioneers? Engage them in a vocabulary review with the well-known game and this resource. Located here are tricky words, their definitions, a Bingo board, and the instructions. You are...
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US History Vocabulary Review

For Teachers 8th
A lot happened as the American Civil War came to a close. Before diving head-first into a unit on the Reconstruction period, preview key events, concepts, and vocabulary, specific to post Civil War America. Each slide gives a simple...
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Vocabulary Development - Word Tiers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This lesson focusing on classifying vocabulary words as concrete, abstract, or content specific could best be used with older high schoolers and adults. A list of words and the classification chart is provided.
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American History: Vocabulary

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Preview vocabulary common to lessons or units on regarding colonial America. Each slide provides a simple definition of a word, event, or concept-related life in early America. There are 20 different terms.
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Making a Chiminea

For Teachers 7th
A chiminea is an outdoor fireplace usually made from terracotta. Your class will make miniature versions of this useful heating device to practice specific sculpting techniques. This lesson spans four days. It includes vocabulary and an...
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Learn Words About a New Subject

For Teachers K - 8th
Increase academic vocabulary and practice test-taking skills by reading words in context. Elementary schoolers discuss how to approach domain-specific vocabulary as it relates to new subjects. They work with the words classify,...
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Creating Cast Paper Sculptures

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Cast paper sculptures have been around since the time of Ancient China. Young artists learn about history through this art form and how it has evolved throughout the years, and then make a mold and cast paper sculpture of their own. This...
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Building Vocabulary

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Decode and acquire new vocabulary! Readers use new vocabulary in their writing and use synonyms to determine meanings. Visual learners label pictures and group words together to increase understanding.
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Determination of the Specific Heat Capacity of a Solid by the Method of Mixtures

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Knowing an item's specific heat capacity helps determine its uses, such as a low heat capacity for a soup spoon and a high heat capacity for home insulation. Scholars find the specific heat capacity of a metal ball in the 10th lesson of...
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Understanding Vocabulary in Their Own Terms

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners work in small groups with a given passage to identify unknown words. They create a list of three or four unknown vocabulary words. They finish by working to find the meanings of the words. Group learners by ability level and...
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Conservation: Matching

For Students 4th - 5th
Matching the vocabulary terms with the correct definition can be a fun way to build a content specific vocabulary. The class matches the words in the right column to the definitions in the left. Words are labeled by parts of speech.