“The Tyger” Vocabulary Spider Map
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 6-12
Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)
Type of Assignment Individual or Partner
Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary BoardsCommon Core Standards
- [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
- [ELA-Literacy/L/8/1] Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
- [ELA-Literacy/W/8/2] Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Another great way to engage your students is creating a storyboard that uses vocabulary. Since “The Tyger” was written over 200 years ago, the language in it includes some archaic and specialized terms. Some words, like “dread”, “art”, and “Lamb” (with a capital “L”) are either not used in the way students might expect or have multiple meanings. Here is a list of a few vocabulary words in ”The Tyger” that may need extra explanation and an example of a visual vocabulary board.
In the vocabulary board, students can choose between coming up with their own use of the vocabulary word in a sentence, citing and/or paraphrasing the specific line from the poem, or depicting it without words.
“The Tyger” Vocabulary
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Demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words in “The Tyger” by creating visualizations.
- Choose three vocabulary words from the story and type them in the title boxes.
- Find the definition in a print or online dictionary.
- Write a sentence that uses the vocabulary word.
- Illustrate the meaning of the word in the cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
- Alternatively, use Photos for Class to show the meaning of the words with the search bar.
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