Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Learning Vocab by Writing Stories (Day 1 of 2) - Section 2: Writing Stories


As I expected, students did have trouble with the word caveat. Actually, every student had trouble using this word correctly, which tells me that I did to adjust my delivery. I have defined caveat as a noun, "a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations." This definition is not clear enough for freshmen; they interpreted it as a warning and wrote sentences like, "Caveat! Caveat! Danger ahead!" That's my fault. Next time I plan to change my definition to "a stipulation; an 'expect for.'" When I verbally explained this idea, they seemed to understand better, so I hope that in the future, I make this clarification before it's even an issue.

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Learning Vocab by Writing Stories (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 13: Vocabulary Acquisition
Lesson 1 of 3

Objective: SWBAT verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word by using their vocabulary words in sentences and stories.

Big Idea: How do you learn new words? By using them!

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