Vocabulary Lesson Plan for A Medieval Feast
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 2-3
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary BoardsCommon Core Standards
- [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/4] Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
- [ELA-Literacy/RI/1/4] Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
A great way to engage your students is by creating a storyboard that uses vocabulary from A Medieval Feast.
In this activity, students demonstrate their understanding of vocabulary words using sentences and corresponding images. Students may be provided the vocabulary words, or they can use words that they have discovered through their reading of the text. The sentences and images validate both their understanding of the word and how it was used in context of the story.
Here is a list of a few vocabulary words commonly taught with the story and an example of a visual vocabulary board.
n. a person bound under the feudal system to work on his lord's estate
"The serfs lived in huts provided for them on the lord's estate, each with its own plot of land."
n. flat, coarse bread used in place of plates
"Grains were ground into flour at the lord's mill, and baked into trenchers and other breads."
n. worker who brought and heated water for the nobles
"The Ewerer tasted the water before he poured it in the King's hands."
(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Copy Assignment", change the description of the assignment in your Dashboard.)
Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words in A Medieval Feast by creating visualizations.
- Choose three vocabulary words from the story and type them in the title boxes.
- Find the definition in a print or online dictionary.
- Write a sentence that uses the vocabulary word.
- Illustrate the meaning of the word in the cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
- Alternatively, use Photos for Class to show the meaning of the words with the search bar.
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