Visual Vocabulary in Amos and Boris

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Amos and Boris Vocabulary

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Activity Overview


Amos and Boris is full of beautifully written, rich language that your students will love to discover. Many of the words are tier II or tier III words or phrases, so discovering the meaning of the word may be difficult for some students.

In this particular activity, students are able to demonstrate their understanding of vocabulary words using sentences and corresponding images. Students may be given the vocabulary words or can use words that they have discovered through reading of the text. They can also depict the meaning of the words without pictures or use the words in another context. Here is an example of a visual vocabulary board with words from the story.


Amos and Boris Vocabulary

  • necessities
  • immense
  • loomed
  • navigation
  • iodine
  • savage
  • phosphorescent
  • marvel
  • luminous
  • vast
  • akin
  • ambitions
  • evaded
  • immensely


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Student Instructions

Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words in Amos and Boris by creating visualizations.


  1. Choose three vocabulary words from the story and type them in the title boxes.
  2. Find the definition in a print or online dictionary.
  3. Write a sentence that uses the vocabulary word.
  4. 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.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

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