Starting a unit or lesson with the key vocabulary aids in overall comprehension and retention. In this activity, students will create a storyboard that defines and illustrates key vocabulary found in the book The Girl Who Drank The Moon. Teachers may provide students with a list of words to define, or have students identify the words they are unfamiliar with.
admiration: (noun) respect, appreciation, veneration
belligerent: (adjective) aggressive, hostile, antagonistic
bellow: (verb) roar, shout, scream
bog: (noun) marsh, swamp, quagmire
bulbous: (adjective) swollen, bulging, bloated
caress: (verb) gently touch
contemplation: (noun) study, scrutiny, survey
compliant: (adjective) cooperative, accommodating
crinkly: (adjective) wrinkled, creased, crimped
eruption: (noun) explosion
fidget: (verb) twitch, wiggle, twist
treacherous: (adjective) disloyal, traitorous, backstabbing
inexplicable: (adjective) puzzling, unexplainable, incomprehensible
inscribed: (adjective) written, engraved, carved
lunatic: (adjective) mad, insane
malevolence: (noun) malice, hatred, hostility
noxious: (adjective) toxic, poisonous, deadly
precarious: (adjective) dangerous, risky, perilous
scoff: (verb) mock, ridicule, make fun of
tenacious: (adjective) firm, strong, unshakeable
undulated: (adjective) wavy
whimpering: (adjective) sobbing, moaning, whining
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Objective: Create a spider map that defines and illustrates key vocabulary from The Girl Who Drank The Moon.
Requirements: Must have 3 vocabulary terms, correct definitions or descriptions, and appropriate illustrations for each that demonstrate your understanding of the words.
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary BoardsCommon Core Standards
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| Proficient |
| Emerging |
| Beginning |
The vocabulary words are correctly defined.
The meaning of the vocabulary words can be understood but it is somewhat unclear.
The vocabulary word is not clearly defined
The storyboard illustrations clearly depict the meaning of the vocabulary words.
The illustrations relate to the meaning of the vocabulary words but it they are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the meaning of the vocabulary words.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.