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Activity Overview


Starting a unit or lesson with the key vocabulary that students will see in their readings or presentations aids in overall comprehension and retention. For this activity, students will create a storyboard that defines and illustrates new vocabulary in Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.

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.


Example Vocabulary from Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

  • Acknowledge
  • Bountiful
  • Commotion
  • Considerate
  • Enclosure
  • Garments
  • Grieve
  • Hysterically
  • Ignored
  • Proclaimed
  • Silhouetted
  • Transfixed


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a spider map that defines and illustrates new vocabulary from Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, identify the key terms you have chosen.
  3. In the description boxes, write the definition of the term. You may also want to include the sentence from the text.
  4. Create an illustration for each term using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save and Exit to submit your storyboard.

Requirements: Must have 3 terms, correct definitions, and appropriate illustrations for each that demonstrate your understanding of the words.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 2-3

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/2/2] Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/2] Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

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