Vocabulary unit on Al Capone Does Shines My Shoes- Entire novel (Chapters 1-37)
Novel is divided into 50 sections with 20 words per section, except section 5 which has 25 words.
Handouts engage students in activate prior knowledge of words in cooperative learning groups.
Students define words based on context (context clues), word structure clues, or background knowledge from sentences. Students are then given correct definitions of words based on context in which they are used in novel. They assess their knowledge by using checklist.
Graphic Organizer based on FRAYER model. Students can be assigned a certain amount of words - 5, 10, 15 or 20 - to analyze words. (Individual or Group activity)
Vocabulary Test with Answer key
1. Graphic Organizer:Activating Prior Knowledge- Self or Group Assessment (Checklist)
2. Vocabulary words (page numbers) and definitions
3. Vocabulary Strategy: Mnemonic Devices, symbols/visual representation, antonyms, characteristics, examples and non-examples, synonyms, meanings, and sentences
4. Vocabulary Test
5. Vocabulary Test- Answer Key
Create sentences with vocabulary words