Word Walls are an important part of the Common Core classroom. Students see patterns and relationships in words when they are easily accessible in the classroom. When vocabulary is studied in context it becomes relevant to the learner. When prominently displayed in the classroom, the words on the word wall are discussed, referenced, and used in a variety of assessments. Subject specific terminology provides visual clues, connections, and comprehension for students.
This packet contains a 31 page packet including a comprehensive vocabulary list for this piece of literature. I have carefully selected vocabulary that might challenge a ninth grade English student. This list might also apply to a eighth or tenth grader. You will also get mini posters for : Common Core Standards for Word Wall assignments, Learning Target and Essential Question for Word Wall assignments, Word Wall Rules, and the title of the piece of literature for organization of your Word Wall. This packet also contains: a student assignment sheet, assessments and activities for your Word Wall, and pre-formatted terms that can be printed on to construction paper.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
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