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Activity Overview


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 Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker. When students define and illustrate each term, they master the application of it and retain it as part of their lexicon.


Example Vocabulary from Underground to Canada

  • Abolitionist
  • Clanging
  • Conviction
  • Drinking Gourd
  • Fervor
  • Gaiety
  • Gnawed
  • Illuminated
  • Inevitable
  • Liberate
  • Listless
  • Ornithologist
  • Parcel
  • Plantation
  • Plum
  • Poised
  • Precision
  • Pursuit
  • Quaker
  • Seldom
  • Solemn
  • Sprouted
  • Sullen
  • Taut
  • Trousers
  • Underground Railroad

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a spider map that defines and illustrates new vocabulary words in Underground to Canada.

Student Instructions:

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

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

Lesson Plan Reference

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/RL/7/4] Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/8/4] Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts

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