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 Three Times Lucky. Students will create a spider map of 3-5 terms at the teachers discretion. Each cell will contain a term, its definition, and an appropriate illustration.
abductions: the action or an instance of forcibly taking someone away against their will; kidnapping/
au revoir: "goodbye" in French.
benevolently: well meaning and kindly.
bonjour: "hello" in French
cantankerous: bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative.
cordial: warm and friendly.
du jour: French for "of the day" such as "Soup du Jour" means "The Soup of the Day."
eulogy: a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly, typically someone who has just died.
forgeries: the action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art.
homicide: homicide is when one human being causes the death of another.
ludicrous: so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous.
merci: "Thank you" in French.
ominous: giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious.
parched: dried out with heat.
skedaddled: departed quickly or hurriedly; ran away.
surveillance: close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal.
trellis: a framework of light wooden or metal bars, chiefly used as a support for fruit trees or climbing plants.
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Objective: Create a spider map that defines and illustrates key vocabulary from Three Times Lucky.
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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