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Activity Overview


In this activity, students demonstrate their understanding of vocabulary words using a Frayer Model. After choosing a word, students provide a definition, characteristics, examples (synonyms), and non-examples (antonyms) of the word. Students may be provided the vocabulary words, or they can use words that they have discovered through their reading of the text.

This example uses the word “good-natured”.

  • Definition: Having or showing a pleasant, kindly disposition
  • Characteristics: “While the family said goodbye to the goat, and Aaron placed the rope around her neck, Zlateh stood as patiently and good-naturedly as ever.”
  • Examples: Amiable, cordial, friendly, good-hearted
  • Non-examples: Aloof, cool, disagreeable, hateful
Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/4] Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.


Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words in "Zlateh the Goat" by creating visualizations.


  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. Choose a vocabulary word and type it into the middle box.
  3. Find the definition in a print or online dictionary.
  4. Define the word in one box.
  5. Describe characteristics of the word in another cell.
  6. In the bottom cells, provide examples and non-examples of the word in context.
  7. Illustrate each example (or non-example) using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
    • Alternatively, use Photos for Class to show the meaning of the words with the search bar.
  8. Save and submit the assignment.



Rubric

(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)



Frayer Model Vocabulary Rubric Template
Create a Frayer Model storyboard to demonstrate the meaning of a word or concept. Include a visualization with the definition, characteristics, examples, and non-examples.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Definition
Student entered a correct definition for the vocabulary word and included the part of speech.
Student entered a correct definition for the vocabulary word, but did not include the correct part of speech.
Student entered an incorrect definition for the vocabulary word, and/or did not include the correct part of speech.
Characteristics
Student provided at least three characteristics of the vocabulary word or concept to expand or clarify the definition.
Student provided two characteristics of the vocabulary word or concept to expand or clarify the definition.
Student provided only one characteristic of the vocabulary word or concept to expand or clarify the definition.
Examples
Student provided at least three examples demonstrating understanding of the vocabulary word.
Student provided two examples demonstrating understanding of the vocabulary word.
Student provided only one example demonstrating understanding of the vocabulary word.
Non-Examples
Student provided at least three non-examples demonstrating understanding of the vocabulary word.
Student provided two non-examples demonstrating understanding of the vocabulary word.
Student provided only one non-example demonstrating understanding of the vocabulary word.




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