Starting a unit or lesson with the key vocabulary that students will see in their readings or presentations aids in overall comprehension and retention. Students will preview the terms and definitions and use whole class or small group discussion to demonstrate their understanding of each meaning. This can be done at the beginning of each chapter so that students can preview what they will read or teachers could decide to do at the end of a chapter as an assessment. When students define and illustrate each term, they master the application of it and retain it as part of their lexicon.
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Objective: Create a spider map that illustrates and defines new vocabulary in Full Cicada Moon.
Requirements: Must have 3 terms, correct definitions, and appropriate illustrations for each that demonstrate your understanding of the words.
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