Reflection: Flexibility Be Specific: Using Content Specific Words - Section 2: Main Activity


Students have used a variety of resources throughtout their research. They are reading at different levels and have various topics that are more or less easy to research. Therefore, some students might actually find a resource that already has a glossary set up for them or words that are bolded and highlighted within the text. Other students will have a difficult time discerning which words are useful. As an instructor and a guide, I've had to be flexible. For some students, I look at their writing and help them find places that could use more specific words and then we look for those words. For other students we look at the words the book suggest and decide where we might use them. All students can utilize both practices but it will really depend on the combination of type of resources, reading level of student, and what writing they already have completed.

  Where do I Find it? Looking for Specific Words
  Flexibility: Where do I Find it? Looking for Specific Words
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Be Specific: Using Content Specific Words

Unit 3: World Culture Research Project
Lesson 7 of 13

Objective: SWBAT identify and use content specific vocabulary in their writing.

Big Idea: When students write a report to inform others, they need content specific vocabulary to teach readers about their topic.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Vocabulary, Research Writing and Practices, research methods (Writing), bibliography (Research Writing), research (Writing Process), 4th grade, Fourth Grade, tier 3, tier III, content specific vocabulary, research, research question
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