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Lesson Plan Title : True or False

Age Range: Grade 3 through Grade 5 (Elementary Level)

Overview and Purpose : Close, but not enough... This lesson challenges students to discern between what is true and what is not quite right about three similar vocabulary definitions.

Objective: The student will be able to choose which vocabulary definition is correct when presented with three different choices.

Resources:

One white board per group

Markers

Activities:

This activity works best when introducing new vocabulary words. Divide the class into trios and assign each group a vocabulary word. The group must then research the definition and create two other definitions that are false, but believable. Each person in the group then states a definition for the class. Each group writes on their white board which definition they think is correct. If the group stumps the class they get a point, if not, each group that guessed correctly gets a point. The group with the most points at the end is the winner.

Closure:

Students can continue the lesson at home by coming up with ways that they will remember which definitions are correct. They can share their ideas with classmates the next day.

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