This PowerPoint includes 16 vocabulary terms found in Twelve Angry Men. Each vocabulary term makes up two PowerPoint slides. The first slide contains an original sentence including the term (not the sentence used in Twelve Angry Men), in which students have to use context clues to predict the meaning of the term. The second slide consists of the vocabulary term, its part of speech, its definition, and the original sentence again. When I teach this lesson, I also include a corresponding image to help students comprehend and retain the vocabulary definition. However, I do not own the rights to these images so they had to be removed from this file.
I use this PowerPoint as the Do Now activity for each day that we read the play. After revealing the original sentence on the first slide, I ask students to share their definition predictions and explain why, while I create a list of predictions on the board. When we reach the vocabulary term in Twelve Angry Men, we stop reading and return to this activity. Students either agree with their original predictions or change them and explain why. Then I reveal the vocabulary definition on the second slide and we have a short discussion about the term and its meaning. My students really enjoy this activity because they are excited to make a prediction and then find out if they were correct. This activity also teaches the essential skill of using context clues to infer definitions to unknown words.