A New Word Everyday

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Grade Level
High School
Subject
Literature
Length of Time
Homework
Description

The students will read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. As they read the book, they will write down every word they don't know and look the words up in a dictionary and write out a definition. They will use 3 x 5 ruled cards.

Goals

Learn to read for understanding
Learn a new word each day
Learn how to use the dictionary when they come across unfamiliar words
Learn how to spell the new words

Materials Needed

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
3 x 5 ruled cards
Pens and whiteouts or pens with erasers

Procedure

This lesson can be done with any book. You can start with The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Before you begin having them read their book, you can tell them they need to purchase The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and a set of 3 x 5 ruled cards. They also need to have some pens and whiteouts or pens with erasers. Then, you will assign the book to them and as they read the book, you need to have them write down each word they don't know on a 3 x 5 card. After that, they will look up the words in a dictionary and write down the meaning so they will develop their vocabulary skills.

They will also need a file box or something to put their cards in. They will look at one new card each day and continue to review the other cards.

Grading

You can grade them on the spelling of each word and their definitions. You can also test them each week to see if they are learning their new words.

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