Titanic Vocabulary Lesson Plan
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 4-5
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary BoardsCommon Core Standards
- [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/4] Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of vocabulary words by using a Frayer Model. After choosing a word, students provide the definition, example, synonyms, and antonyms of the word. Students may be provided the vocabulary words, or they can use words that they have discovered through their reading of the text. See below for an example of a completed visual vocabulary board.
n. extreme and continued pain; intense physical or mental suffering
- Example from Text
“Then Murdoch watched in excruciating agony as the huge ship slowly began to turn -
but it was too late and the iceberg fatally grazed the liner’s side.”
anguish, misery, torment, torture
contentment, happiness, joy, comfort
(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Copy Assignment", change the description of the assignment in your Dashboard.)
Create a Frayer Model for one of the vocabulary words from The Unsinkable Wreck of the RMS Titanic.
- Choose a vocabulary word and type it into the center title box.
- Find the definition in a print or online dictionary and enter it into the description box under Definition.
- Illustrate the meaning of the word in the Definition 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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