Vocabulary Lesson Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

In this lesson, students will learn tips to expand their vocabulary. Students will watch a video, answer discussion prompts, take a quiz and complete an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the benefits of an expanded vocabulary
  • Explain how gamification increases vocabulary
  • Discuss how word root structure extends vocabulary
  • Describe the impact of other languages on vocabulary

Length

60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.3

Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Materials

Instruction

  • Begin by asking students to rate their vocabulary on a scale from 1 to 10.
  • Allow students to share their responses and explain their rating.
  • Now, explain that this lesson will explore tips to increase their vocabulary.
  • Distribute the How to Strengthen Your Vocabulary lesson, then start the video. Pause at 2:36 and pose these discussion points:
    • Identify the benefits of a stronger vocabulary.
    • The author suggests that reading can increase one's vocabulary; explain. What type of content does the author suggest reading? Why?
    • How can gamification impact one's vocabulary? Do you currently use gamification? If so, explain.
  • Next, resume the video and play until the end, then shoulder pair students and present the following:
    • Describe how the root structure helps expand one's vocabulary.
    • Provide examples of a vocabulary word with a root.
    • Discuss the impact of other languages on vocabulary.
  • Now, distribute the lesson quiz and ask students to complete independently.
  • Review the answers as a class.

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