In This Activity
Starting a unit or lesson with the key vocabulary that students will see in their readings or presentations aids in overall comprehension and retention. In this activity, students will create posters that define and illustrate key vocabulary related to the study of ancient Egypt.
Students will preview the terms and definitions and use whole class or small group discussion to demonstrate their understanding of each meaning. When students define and illustrate each term, they master the application of it and retain it as part of their lexicon. For the case of studying ancient civilizations, students can use this as a starting place for a research project!
These vocabulary posters can be hung around the room like a "Word Wall" throughout the duration of the unit and can serve as a visual reminder as well as a colorful and attractive decoration! Find more vocabulary posters to add to this assignment for differentiation and student choice!
Template and Class Instructions
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Objective: Create a vocabulary poster that defines and illustrates key vocabulary relating to ancient Egypt!
- Click "Start Assignment"
- Use the template provided to add the vocabulary term and definition in bold lettering.
- Create an illustration for the term using appropriate scenes, characters, and items. To find images that relate to ancient Egypt, type "Egypt" into the search bar.
- Save and exit when you're finished.
Lesson Plan Reference
- [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
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| Needs Improvement
The text on the poster includes important facts, is accurate and is pertinent to the topic demonstrating a solid understanding of the subject.
The text on the poster includes some important facts, is mostly accurate and is pertinent to the topic demonstrating an emerging understanding of the subject.
The text on the poster does not include enough important facts. The information is not accurate or is not pertinent to the topic.
The art chosen enhances the poster by symbolizing or illustrating important facts. Time and care is taken to ensure that the design is neat, eye-catching, and creative.
The art chosen is mostly accurate, but there may be some liberties taken that distract from the assignment. The design constructions are neat, and meet basic expectations.
The art chosen is too limited. The design appears rushed and incomplete.
Ideas are organized. There are few or no grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Ideas are mostly organized. There are some grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors.
Storyboard text is difficult to understand.
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