When students are being introduced to a new unit or concept in science, it's important for them to have a good grasp of scientific vocabulary! It can be very difficult for students to use vocabulary correctly and in the appropriate context. By creating visual vocabulary boards, students will be able to better understand abstract concepts. Visual aids are a powerful way to have students practice new vocabulary in context.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual, Partner, or Group
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards
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Define and create illustrations for key scientific vocabulary.
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| Proficient |
| Emerging |
| Beginning |
The vocabulary word is correctly defined.
The meaning of the vocabulary words can be understood but it is awkward.
The vocabulary word is not clearly defined.
The storyboard cell clearly illustrates the meaning of the vocabulary word.
The storyboard cell has clear examples of the key word.
The storyboard cell relates to the meaning of the vocabulary word, but is difficult to understand.
The storyboard cell has some unclear examples of the key word.
The storyboard cell does not clearly relate to the meaning of the vocabulary word.
The storyboard cell does not have clear examples of the key word.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
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