Storyboards are a great way to reinforce vocabulary acquisition. Have students use the Storyboard That graphics to create a helpful visual for challenging vocabulary.
Consider assigning each student or group of students a vocabulary list to accompany a particular chapter set. These students can then highlight the important vocabulary by presenting their squares to the class as a prereading activity. Alternatively, have students use the storyboards as a way to track ongoing vocabulary growth. Students can make one square per chapter, identifying new vocabulary words they found crucial to their understanding of each chapter.* By the end of the book, students will have a helpful visual guide to 30 new French words.
*Bear in mind that you may want to set parameters for the kinds of words students choose. Candide does contain some colorful language that you may not want depicted in a school setting.
Candide était triste d'être fouetté par les Bulgares.
UN VAISSEAU À
Nous traverserons l'Océan Atlantique sur un vaisseau.
Le chien souffre quand on le laisse trop longtemps dehors.
Le cordelier porte une robe avec une corde autour de la taille. Il prie tous les jours.
SE PLAINDRE DE
La petite fille se plaint de son frère qui l'énerve.
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For this activity, you will prepare vocabulary squares for upcoming chapters in Candide. For the list of vocabulary words you are assigned, you will create an illustration along with a sample sentence using the words. Use the example provided as a model. Be prepared to teach the words to the class using your illustrations to help.
Grade Level 9-12
Difficulty Level --- N/A ---
Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards
(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)
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Use of vocabulary
The correct meaning of all new vocabulary words is made clear through the storyboard images and the text presented.
The correct meaning of most new vocabulary words is made clear through the storyboard images and the text presented.
Many of the vocabulary words are not clearly illustrated and correctly explained through the text presented.
All storyboard depictions show effort and appropriately demonstrate the meaning of each vocabulary word.
Most storyboard depictions show effort and appropriately demonstrate the meaning of each vocabulary word.
The storyboard depictions show a lack of effort and fail to demonstrate the correct meaning of the vocabulary word.
Grammar and Spelling
All sentences and/or dialogue contain correct grammar and spelling (including accent marks) as appropriate for the class level.
Most sentences and/or dialogue contain correct grammar and spelling (including accent marks) as appropriate for the class level.
The sentences and/or dialogue contain many grammatical or spelling errors (including accent marks).