Lesson Plan for Unit
Name: Erica Novoa
Date: 4 November 2013
Title: Vocabulary that
Subject/ Grade: ESL / High
school 9-12th grade
Time: 9:10am – 10:40am
Influences a person's choice?
will be able to define key vocabulary words. Students will also be able to
use strategies to create relations between the vocabulary words and prior
- 1.1.9.B: Use context clues, knowledge
of root words, and word origins as well as reference sources to decode and
understand new words.
- An Exit
devices (Markers, Crayons)
Cards with definitions for each word
- Cut out
pictures of random objects for activity
sheet of paper
Students will be asked to write a response to a
question that will be written on the board.
Imagine that there is a club that you want to
join, but in order to join you have to make a major change. For example, you
have to cut your hair or dress a certain way. What would you do? Why would you
will ask students what the word society is.
refers to the people in a community or country
will then ask students how can society's opinions affect a person's
will then explain that the new vocabulary that we are going to learn can
be categorized by components of society.
will then be asked to focus on the board in which the vocabulary words
are written down.
teacher will then go over the pronunciation of each word with the
students. Teacher will say the word first, and then the students will be
asked to repeat.
will be put into eight different groups. Each group will receive one of
eight vocabulary words in which contain the word, the definition, a synonym,
and an antonym.
students will be told that they are to work with their groups to either
act it, draw it, or create a rhyme to present in front of the class. The students will decide what they
want to do, and then they will present in front of the class. They will
also have to create a definition of their own that will help the class to
remember the vocabulary word when it comes time to take a quiz.
students will also be issued a worksheet that allows them to write down
the word that each group will be presenting, their own definition, a
synonym and an antonym for the words. This will be used to better help
them with understanding each vocabulary word.
will be given a worksheet that helps layout the following task.
student will choose four of the new vocabulary words that they would like
to work with, and will write them in the word bank. Then the students
will choose out of a box at random, four different pictures of random
objects. They will then be asked to take the pictures and the vocabulary
words that they chose and write a short story with them. The story will
have to have all four vocabulary words and pictures present at least one
students will then be given the opportunity to share their stories. Then
they will hand in their worksheet so I can check to see if they
understand the words that they have used.
will be given an exit ticket to fill out. This exit ticket will be added
as decoration to the twitter wall in which is utilized in the classroom.
They will be asked to tweet (write on the paper) a short statement about
how they can use anything that was taught in the lesson in a social
ESL students are on the Intermediate level of the WIDA chart. This means that
they can speak the language with minor mistakes, and creatively use the new
language. Therefore, I need to make sure that their pronunciation and spelling
of each word is correct. After observing them, I have witnessed that the
students have issues with using ÒiÓ and ÒeÓ in the appropriate manor.