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Activity Overview


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 Where the Red Fern Grows. 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.


Example Vocabulary from Where the Red Fern Grows

  • Astonished
  • Bawl
  • Baying
  • Beserk
  • Breed
  • Cease
  • Deliberately
  • Disposition
  • Dumbfounded
  • Fared
  • Grit
  • Gunny Sack
  • Hillbilly
  • Impulsively
  • Muzzle
  • Predicament
  • Provisions
  • Scolding
  • Squall
  • Taut

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Create a spider map that illustrates and defines new vocabulary in Where the Red Fern Grows.

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 often!

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

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

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/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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