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English Language Arts Grade 3
Language Standard 5 c.
2 class periods of 30 minutes each
Teacher models making a web using descriptive words. Students listen to the story Brave Irene. Teacher passes out a list of the descriptive words used in the book. Students create a vocabulary word web using one of the descriptive words from the text.
Teachers should read the book Brave Irene and be familiar with the descriptive words found in the text.
Students should have an understanding of how to create an organizational web.
Students will explore the meaning of descriptive words found in an entertaining text.
Students may be grouped in pairs for the ice cream activity to provide support for struggling student. Gifted students may want to choose more words or create a different type of organizer for the new vocabulary word.
Cut up the strong verbs from the story and place them into a container. Allow students to draw out one word and act out the meaning. The rest of the class will try to guess what the word is by watching closely and using their word lists. You may want to have the students cut out the ice cream cones to create a vocabulary wall.
Brave Irene, by William Stieg