Author:
Xatli Stox, ANGELICA SHORNACK
Subject:
English as a Second Language, Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary
Tags:
  • EL Teacher Network
  • English Learners
  • Human Body Systems
  • Multilingual Learners
  • Newcomers
  • Science
  • Vocabulary
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    Science Mini-lesson: Pre-Teaching Vocabulary

    Overview

    3rd-grade lesson plan implementing the 7 steps for pre-teaching vocabulary by Calderon and Slakk (2018): 1) Students repeat word 3xs; 2) Teacher says the word and reads the sentence exactly as it is in the text; 3) Teacher gives dictionary definition; 4) Teacher gives student-friendly definition/example; 5) Teacher highlights one feature of the word- that it is polysemous, cognate, tense, prefix, root word, etc.; 6) In pairs, students ping-pong 5-6 uses of the word in a provided sentence frame (most important step); 7) Teacher assigns opportunity for students to practice the new words in writing, reading, exit tickets.

    Science Mini-lesson

    A 3rd-grade mini lesson for multilingual learners learning about the human body systems.