Starting a unit or lesson with the key vocabulary that students will see in their readings or presentations aids in overall comprehension and retention. In this activity, students will create a storyboard that defines and illustrates key vocabulary related to The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo. Students will create a spider map of 3-5 terms at the teachers discretion. Each cell will contain a word, its definition or description, and an appropriate illustration. When students define and illustrate each term, they master the application of it and retain it as part of their lexicon.
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Objective: Create a spider map that illustrates and defines new vocabulary in The Tiger Rising.
Requirements: Must have 3 terms, correct definitions, and appropriate illustrations for each that demonstrate your understanding of the words.
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