1. Topic-
Vocabulary Lesson #1 from "1100 Words you need to know"
2. Content-
Introduction to Literature content includes the study of vocabulary. The text for this course is Barron's "1100 Words You Need to Know," a SAT vocabulary prep book.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will learn 20 vocabulary words each week.
2.Students will prepare for the upcoming SAT college entrance examinations.
3.Students will expand their vocabulary to enhance comprehension of literature.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will recognize newly learned words when presented in context.
2. Students will be able to pass a weekly assessment with a grade of 65% or better.
3. To use fifteen minutes of English class time on specific vocabulary building activities.
5. Materials and Aids-
White Board
Vocabulary books
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Teacher explains process to students in a whole group. She tells them that they are to learn five new words for each of days 1-4 and then pass a test of the 20 new words.
2. Teacher holds up book showing the students the cover, pointing to the title, and discussing the goals and objectives.
3. Teacher asks students to look through the table of contents and points out how the book is arranged.
4. Teacher guides students through the pages of a single lesson so that students are familiar with the five-day teaching process.
5. Teacher explains the systematic nature of this particular method showing students what will be expected of them during each of days one through five.

B. Development-

1. On Day 1 the first five words are introduced. Students have the words in their vocabulary books. When the students enter the classroom the words are written on the white board together with their definitions.

C. Practice-

1. Each of the words is pointed to and pronounced by the teacher and repeated by the students.
2. The one-paragraph little "story" that uses the words in context is projected onto the SmartBoard. This paragraph is also in the students' vocabulary books.
3.As a group, using choral reading strategy, the class reads the paragraph and highlights each of the words as it is used in context. The teacher underlines or circles the words using a colorful pen and the SmartBoard.
4. A picture depicting the vocabulary word is selected and assigned using the website quizlet.com.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Students are paired and asked to complete the section of "sample sentences." These are reviewed after a couple of minutes. (There are only five words and five sentences.)
2.Students are asked to complete the definitions section for homework.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Selected students will receive a pre-printed sheet with the vocabulary word and definition for each day of the study. These will be accompanied by the pictures that are used to illustrate each word.
2. Selected students will be asked to choose from pictures provided for matching definitions. These are the same pictures that were printed out from the SmartBoard activity.
3. Selected students will receive a cloze activity sheet with a word bank in lieu of a matching exam that is contained in the book. This will also be the accommodation for quizzes.
3.The website, quizlet.com can be used to assign pictures as well as for students to listen to pronunciation of words.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Homework is reviewed, and corrected.
2. A quiz is given on the next meeting prior to the introduction of the next five words.
3. Once per week students are given a vocabulary test that consists of matching words with definitions.
4. Using the website, Quizlet.com students will play vocabulary games to prepare for the test.

G. Closure-

1.The process is repeated on days two, three, and four. Class, group and homework assignments will vary asking students for synonyms, antonyms, and definitions.
2. Students break into small groups and discuss word bits and parts of all twenty words to see if they can find similarities in meaning. The class comes together as a group to discuss how to use knowledge of words to figure out unknown words.
7. Evaluation-
1.Do students pass each quiz and exam with a reasonable grade?
2.Can students take the idea of word study all the way to the "closure" activity that leads to using their knowledge independently and applying it to further study?

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)