Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The beauty of the vocabulary story!

This for all of my fellow English teachers. If you are like most English teachers, you give out a weekly vocabulary list. The vocabulary story is a great activity that you can do, and it takes no planning on your part. It's also a great activity that the students can do with a sub if you ever need emergency lesson plans.

Well here it is, simple and to the point:

1. You must use ten vocabulary words.
2. You must underline the words.
3. Your story must have at least FOUR paragraphs.
4. You must include: (place literary term here) (This step is optional. If you are working on a particular literary term or concept, you can ask the students to include it in the story. For example: dynamic character, static character, verbal irony etc.

Hope this makes your life a little easier. Happy Lesson Planning!