1. Topic-
Lesson 25 Vocabulary
2. Content-
rustling, beacon, balked, mishap, lectured, surged, disadvantage, torment, quaking, fared
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.To provide students with skills/opportunities to learn words independently.
2. To teach students the meaning of specific words.
3. To nuture a love and appreciation of words and their use.
4. To teach students a new technology method they can use on their own or in the classroom.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will show a 90% vocabulary retention.
2. Students will learn to use technology to represent words and their meanings.
3. Students will learn to present media.
5. Materials and Aids-
laptops, smart board, vocabulary words, dictionaries, paper, pencil.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Introduce students to the Animoto website. Tell them they will be creating videos to help represent the lesson words and terms to their classmates, and that they will be working in groups to complete their project.
2. After breaking into groups, discuss ways that our words can be represented: defining them, sentences, pictures, etc. Have each group take a moment to decide how they will represent the words in their video.
3. Have students go to www.Animoto.com.

B. Development-

1. Before beginning their project, share with them a vocabulary video already created. Discuss what they saw, what they liked, and disliked.
2. Draw their attention to the music. Is it familiar to them? What would they have done differently?
3. Tell students that as a group, they will be creating a video of their own and sharing it with the class. Have them chose 5 vocabulary words that they will represent in their video.

C. Practice-

1. Using the smart board up front, have students look at the website.
2. Walk through with class how you created the video.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Have students follow you and sign in.
2. Go to "Create Video" at top right corner of page.
3. As a group, choose a video style from the choices provided. Hit "Create Video."
4. Photos & Videos: Students will select pictures from the collection provided at the site. Have students click on images and choose their category. They will then see a screen of pictures. Instruct them to pick their 5 pictures (one for each word they choose) while holding down the CTRL key. When they are done, click DONE.
5. Next, they will have to add text for each picture. In order to do this, click on the picture and then go to bar at bottom and hit ADD TEXT. You will see an orange square with a capital "T" in it. Next to it you will see a text bar that reads "Main Text." This is where you type your vocabulary word. You will then see a bar that reads "Sub Text." This is where you will type either your word definition or sentence, depending on what your group has chosen to do. Continue this process until each word has been done.
6. Next step is to choose your video music. Students should click "Select/Music Type/Song." Once this is complete, you will be shown a screen that tells you the song you picked. If this is correct, click CONTINUE, if not, edit here.
7. Step 3: This is where you have the option of customizing your video. Speed selection should be 1, and length is full. This is also where you can change your video style is you think the one you had is not the right choice. When done, hit CONTINUE.
8. On the next page you will have to give your video a title, describe what your video is about, and name the producers of the video. When completed, hit CREATE VIDEO.
9. You will now sit and wait a few moments while the processing is completing.
10. When this is done, your video will have been saved and you and your group may view the completed product.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Work in group.
2. Create video using one vocabulary term.
3. Create vocabulary representation in drawing format if video process too challenging.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Completed videos.
2. Observations made during create time.

G. Closure-

1. Students will make sure videos have been saved correctly.
2. Students will view video as a small group.
7. Evaluation-
1. Each group will present their video for the class.
2. Rubric will be used.

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