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Mystery Word Wall Vocabulary

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Keywords: Vocabulary, Technology, Word Wall
Subject(s): English/Language Arts
Grades 9 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Quest Community School, Parma , OH
Planned By: Kate Gulliford
Original Author: Kate Gulliford, Parma
Quest Community School
Kate Gulliford

I. Major Topic: ELA Date: Grade Level: 9-12

II. MATERIALS: lap top, projector, ppt, and websites to support the activities, Google apps

http://www.majortests.com/word-lists/ -for word wall words
http://www.vocabulary.com/lists/79298 - for word wall words
-for humorous real life examples of mispronunciations
-funny vocabulary cartoons


Ohio Content Standards
Language Standards

4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 912reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

6. Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

IV. (a) National/State technology standards (if applicable):
ISTE Student Standards
2. Communication and collaboration B
6. Technology operations and concepts A-D

ISTE Teacher Standards
1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity B, C&D
2. Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments A-D
3. Model digital age work and learning A & B

V. Objective(s):
By the end of the lesson the students will be able to:
Correctly pronounce, define and use word wall vocabulary words.
VI. Introduction:

Strategy and Grouping Pattern Used/Group Size: whole class, word wall

Transition/Focus Attention: Student to do list projected on board.

Motivation/Hook: Vocabulary Cartoon
Set Behavior Expectations: Students will be expected to contribute to class discussion and participate in all activities

Set Purpose: For students to correctly define, pronounce, and use appropriate vocabulary words.

Assess (activate and/or build) Background Knowledge:
Use hook to introduce lesson by discussing cartons, and connecting it to the lesson topic.
Brief review of Mystery Word Wall activity.
Brief review of how to use Google Voice App/number

VII. Steps/Learning Activities/Differentiated Instruction:
1. Share and review SLOs and agenda for the lesson
2. Show and discuss cartoons
3. Mystery Word Wall activity using ppt. and projector.
Students will unscramble a mystery vocabulary word(s) and share what they think it means.
I will go over correct definition and pronunciation and post word(s) and definition to the word wall in the classroom.
4. Students will have a chance all week to use the word(s) correctly in a sentence (correct pronunciation and usage) by using the Google Voice App and phone number to leave a message for the teacher.

Closure: Short video showing humorous real life examples of mispronunciations.

Assessment Activities:
Formative assessments will include student participation in class activities.
Summative assessments will include listening to student messages and checking for correct pronunciation and usage of words from each student.

Transition: Students will be able to work on Fueled Ed when they finish.

The vocabulary video subscription would be a good way to reinforce terms and definitions.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Can use the vocabulary lesson and activities for all subject areas, and for test prep.
Additional activities involving the vocabulary words, crosswords, writing prompts, word identification,
Materials: Portable, Printers