Malissa's students learn academic terms by using the Frayer model. The Frayer model provides students with a reference that includes a mathematical term's definition, example, non-example, and characteristics. By completing the Frayer model for new math terms, Malissa's students can access a tool to use precise mathematical language.
For this lesson, give each student the list of terms for the unit. Each student will create a foldable that uses the Frayer Model of Vocabulary. The foldable will ask the student for a definition, facts and characteristics, examples, and non-examples. You may choose to add illustration, symbols, and/or for the student to create an assessment question for each term. This will build rigor into the lesson. This lends itself to MP 1, 2, 4, 5 , and 6. I like to use the Frayer Model template because it gives students an opportunity to go deeper than simply copying a term and its definition.
You will need a full class period for students to complete the Frayer Model effectively for each term of the unit. I have my students work in the groups that were identified by the pre-assessment. I do ask that for this lesson the students complete all of the terms from the list. I have identified 14 terms for this lesson.