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Activity Overview


Starting a unit or lesson with the key vocabulary terms and allusions aids in overall comprehension and retention. In this activity, students will create a storyboard that defines and illustrates key vocabulary and allusions found in the book The Wish Giver by Bill Brittain. Students will create a spider map of 3-5 terms at the teacher's discretion. Each cell will contain a term or allusion, its definition or description, and an appropriate illustration.


Examples of Vocabulary from The Wish Giver

abounded: to exist in large quantities

awe: a great feeling of admiration

content: to be satisfied

coven: a group of witches

crafty: skillful at deceiving others

dismal: gloomy, dreary, cheerless

exasperation: extreme annoyance

exquisite: finely made or done

fraud: a person who performs trickery or deceit

forlorn: sad from being left alone

glistened: to reflect a sparkly light or glow

mortal: a human, non-magical being

musty: having a moldy smell

mute: unable to speak

muzzle: a device placed over one's mouth

reluctant: showing doubt or unwillingness

scurry: to move in a brisk way

shanty: a small roughly built shelter or dwelling


Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a spider map that defines and illustrates key vocabulary from The Wish Giver.

Student Instructions:

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In the title boxes, identify the vocabulary terms you have chosen.
  3. In the description boxes, write the definition or description of the term.
  4. Create an illustration for each term using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save often.

Requirements: Must have 3 vocabulary terms, correct definitions or descriptions, and appropriate illustrations for each that demonstrate your understanding of the words.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-6

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/6/4] Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/9-10/3] Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/9-10/4] Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9-10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies
  • [ELA-Literacy/L/9-10/6] Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/6/6] Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.

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