So You Want to Be President? Vocabulary

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So You Want to Be President? - Vocabulary

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Another great way to engage your students is by creating a storyboard that uses vocabulary from So You Want to Be President?.

In this activity, students demonstrate their understanding of vocabulary words using sentences and corresponding images with a spider map. 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 is a list of a few vocabulary words commonly taught with the story:


vain

adj. having too much pride in your looks; ability, etc.

"Tall, short, fat, thin, talkative, quiet, vain, humble, lawyer, teacher or soldier - this is what most of our Presidents have tried to do, each in his own way."

constitution

n. a statement of the basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or group, such as the U.S. Constitution

"Though the Constitution says you'll have to wait until you're thirty-five, young, old, and in-between have become President."

oath

n. a solemn promise

"Every single president has taken this oath..."

Some other vocabulary words that can be used are: howling, humble, politics, responsibility, solemnly, execute, priority, capital, capitol, and clerks.


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Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words in So You Want to Be President? by creating visualizations.


  1. Choose three vocabulary words from the story and type them in the title boxes.
  2. Find the definition in a print or online dictionary.
  3. Write a sentence that uses the vocabulary word.
  4. Illustrate the meaning of the word in the cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
    • Alternatively, use Photos for Class to show the meaning of the words with the search bar.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.

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