New Words Done Right is the only new vocabulary lesson plan you will ever need.
Designed to introduce students to a new set of words, this lesson slowly goes through the three key phases of learning vocabulary: Introduction, Recognition, Memorization, Controlled Practice, and Guided Practice. All three aspects of a word—form, use, and function—are considered.
First, students harness the power of social learning or self-reflection to become familiar with new words, all while seeing them in context. They then create their own flashcards and learn 6 easy activities to help them study with a partner or on their own. Finally, they practice using the words in simple contexts before building up to a discussion.
In addition, there are three different templates for recording words in a vocabulary notebook, including how to get the best use of flashcards!
There are at least 3 classes worth of material here, with extensive teacher notes and variations and ways to adapt the lesson.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
All Teacher Notes and Worksheets in PDF form PLUS all Worksheets in DOC form so you can add your own vocabulary words to them!
• 12 Pages of Teacher Notes, with complete and thorough instructions as well as ideas for variations.
• Social Learning Vocabulary Checklist, ready for printing.
• Self-Reflection Vocabulary Checklist, ready for printing
• Sample Vocabulary in Context Sentences Handout to help students understand the new words.
• Flash Card Flow
, a set of flashcard activities to expose students to the words further and teach self-study skills.
• Sample Vocabulary Relay Game.
• Sample Student Dictation Practice Activity.
• Comprehensive Vocabulary Notebook Template, ready for printing
• Quick and Easy Vocabulary Chart, ready for printing
• Vocabulary Flashcard Template, ready for printing
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
• Actual vocabulary words. Sample worksheets and activities are provided with an example word set, but you do need to adapt those templates to your own class. All worksheets are provided in DOC form, as well as PDF form.
• Generic activities to generate vocabulary. While you might adapt these activities to get students to produce vocab spontaneously, this lesson is designed to introduce a specific set of words that you, the teacher, want them to learn.
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