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Activity Overview


Starting a unit or lesson with the key vocabulary aids in overall comprehension and retention. In this activity, students will create a storyboard that defines and illustrates key vocabulary found in the book Amina's Voice by Hena Khan. Students will create a spider map of 3-5 terms at the teachers discretion. Each cell will contain a term or allusion, its definition or description, and an appropriate illustration.


Examples of Vocabulary from Amina's Voice

arrogant: having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.

arson: the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property.

backbiting: malicious talk about someone who is not present.

graffiti: writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place.

imam: In Arabic, imām means “leader” and “model”, and is one who leads Muslim worshippers in prayer. An imam is used to refer to the head of the Muslim community.

impostor: a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others, especially for fraudulent gain.

interfaith: relating to or between different religions or members of different religions.

mosque: a Muslim place of worship.

orientation: a program of introduction for newcomers to a class, school, or college.

pioneer: a person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area.

Quran: The Quran, also Qur'an or Koran, is the main religious text of Islam, believed by Muslims to be a revelation from God to the prophet Muhammad. It is widely regarded as the finest work in classical Arabic literature. It is organized in 114 chapters of verse called suras.

Ramadan: Ramadan, also spelled Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community.

Urdu: The official language of Pakistan, and is also widely used in India and elsewhere.


Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a spider map that defines and illustrates key vocabulary from Amina's Voice.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, identify the vocabulary terms you have chosen.
  3. In the description boxes, write the definition or description of the term.
  4. Create an illustration for each term using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.

Requirements: Must have 3 vocabulary terms, correct definitions or descriptions, and appropriate illustrations for each that demonstrate your understanding of the words.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/4] Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/9-10/3] Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/9-10/4] Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9-10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/9-10/6] Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/6/6] Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.

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