Making a Word Book

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Length of Time
45 minutes

This lesson plan can combine art and writing. The students will create a cover for their word book. The word book will consist of new words that they come across in their reading or what they hear from people.


Students will learn:

*To create a cover for their word book

*To write down new words that they see in their reading or what they hear from people

*To learn meanings of new words

*To write sentences using their new words

Materials Needed

*Construction paper

*Crayons, Markers, or Colored Pencils

*Binding material like hole punch and yarn so they can bind their journals that way, or using some other type of binding to hold their word book pages together.

*Blank paper for them to write their new words, definitions, and sentences.


First, you will have the students make their covers.

Then, they will bind their covers and pages.

After that, they can begin writing down new words in their word book.

They can also write definitions of the new words.

Finally, they can write sentences for their new words.


You can grade them on their behavior and attitude in making their word book.

You can also grade them on their creativity.

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