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Activity Overview


Another great way to engage your students is by creating a storyboard that uses vocabulary from "Red Kayak".

In this activity, students demonstrate their understanding of vocabulary words using sentences and corresponding images with the Frayer Model. 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.

This example uses the word reluctantly:

  • Definition: unwilling, disinclined, not wanting to do something

  • Characteristics: "I reluctantly turned my boat up the creek, slowed down some, and kept searching."

  • Examples: carefully, cautiously, hesitantly, warily

  • Non-examples: eagerly, enthusiastically, ready, willing


Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RI/5/4] Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.


Template and Class Instructions

(These instructions are completely customizable. After clicking "Use This Assignment With My Students", update the instructions on the Edit Tab of the assignment.)



Student Instructions

Create a storyboard illustrating your understanding of vocabulary words from "Red Kayak".

  1. Use the template provided by your teacher.
  2. In the center, type the vocabulary word.
  3. Look up the definition of the word and type it into the Definition description box.
  4. Describe the characteristics of the word, examples, and non examples.
  5. Illustrate each description with appropriate characters, scenes, and items.
  6. Save and submit your storyboard.


Rubric

(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)



Frayer Model Vocabulary Rubric Template
Create a Frayer Model storyboard to demonstrate the meaning of a word or concept. Include a visualization with the definition, characteristics, examples, and non-examples.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Definition
Student entered a correct definition for the vocabulary word and included the part of speech.
Student entered a correct definition for the vocabulary word, but did not include the correct part of speech.
Student entered an incorrect definition for the vocabulary word, and/or did not include the correct part of speech.
Characteristics
Student provided at least three characteristics of the vocabulary word or concept to expand or clarify the definition.
Student provided two characteristics of the vocabulary word or concept to expand or clarify the definition.
Student provided only one characteristic of the vocabulary word or concept to expand or clarify the definition.
Examples
Student provided at least three examples demonstrating understanding of the vocabulary word.
Student provided two examples demonstrating understanding of the vocabulary word.
Student provided only one example demonstrating understanding of the vocabulary word.
Non-Examples
Student provided at least three non-examples demonstrating understanding of the vocabulary word.
Student provided two non-examples demonstrating understanding of the vocabulary word.
Student provided only one non-example demonstrating understanding of the vocabulary word.




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