This lesson is to give students the ability to understand new vocabulary. The text they are working with is To Kill a Mockingbird, but they can definitely use these skills with any text. Additionally, this lesson plan, activity, and the handouts can also be used upon completion of the text, at the end of the unit, or at the end of the semester for review.
This is a 5 page lesson plan and a 5 page handout for students (or you can print it and use it as your overhead). The handout is a student friendly version of the lesson plan. It includes the independent reading / reading log focus for the day (should you opt to use it), the aim, the do-now, a little organizer and space for the do-now response, the key points from the mini-lesson, and even pivotal questions, and the summation.
The lesson plan itself is incredibly detailed. It even includes the expected responses to the do-now question. Also, the lesson is COMMON CORE ALIGNED and includes modifications if you are teaching in a classroom with special needs.
I hope you thoroughly enjoy this lesson and the handouts (which I always use as overheads). Enjoy! Please check out my other To Kill a Mockingbird lessons!