Reflection: High Expectations Wording Creates Images - Plant Some Ideas! - Section 2: Materials


As I reviewed this lesson, I realized I really 'missed the boat' on the rich vocabulary. My vocabulary on the whiteboard that I began with only had a few words, but there were so many more that I could have included. I don't want to overwhelm the kids, but next time I teach this, I'll include at least the words simile and figurative language. Eric Carle is famous for his illustrations and imagery and this was a perfect opportunity to use these concepts, even if the kids did not fully master them.

I am a big believer in exposure. My students have lower language levels, but I still think that kids need to hear higher level language in a a variety of ways across multiple settings. Allowing students to hear the word 'simile' with multiple examples from this book, as well as 'figurative language' and examples on the organizer would help them begin to grasp these ideas and set up the concepts for future lessons.

  High Expectations: Hindsight is 20/20 on the vocabulary
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Wording Creates Images - Plant Some Ideas!

Unit 8: Vocabulary within Informational Text
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT determine the meaning of words and phrases and how the author uses imagery to add meaning to the text.

Big Idea: Seeds can 'fly' and petals can 'sail'? The words really add meaning!

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Reading, description, Vocabulary, Literature, Nonfiction (Reading), 2nd Grade, Eric Carle, The Tiny Seed, figurative language, simile, informational text
  55 minutes
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