Another great way to engage your students is by creating a storyboard that uses vocabulary from Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa.
In this activity, students demonstrate their understanding of vocabulary words using sentences and corresponding images. Students may be provided the vocabulary words, or they can use words that they have discovered through their reading of the text. The sentences and images validate the understanding of the word and the context that it was used in the novel.
Here are some ways to help your students find the meaning of the vocabulary words they choose:
Here is a list of a few vocabulary words commonly taught with the story and an example of a visual vocabulary board.
v. look after the coat of (a horse, dog, or other animal) by brushing and cleaning it
"'First I must groom you,' said Cowgirl Kate."
v. make (something) appear fuller and softer, typically by shaking or brushing it
“‘Will you please fluff my straw?’ Cocoa asked."
n. a quiet, gentle song sung to send a child to sleep
“‘Then I will sing you a lullaby,’ said Cocoa."
(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)
Grade Level 2-3
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary BoardsCommon Core Standards