Continued from Reading Lesson: Indian Life and Adventure

Delve into vocabulary with dictionary usage. This short lesson with its worksheet can be used as is if you need a quick and easy lesson plan. We also encourage you to expand on it as needed for your students by adding more dictionary words and your own vocabulary questions. (We got you started with five words: altitude, antagonist, antonym, anxious, and apparent.)

During the visit, Grandma and her grandchild are in the attic cleaning up. They find an old dictionary with some entries torn out. Students will read five entries and answer four vocabulary-based questions to start.
Teacher Tip: If you plan to have students play Making Camp Ojibwe, make sure you have their usernames and passwords set up.

Lesson Plan Overview

The brief overview below has the CCSS standards listed on the first slide as well as an intro to the vocabulary assignment your students will complete. PPTX and PDF files enclosed.

Vocabulary Words, Quiz and Answers

You may expand on what we have here for your class needs. Choose from either a docx (editable file) or a PDF worksheet (ready-to-go) version for each.

Student Engagement

If you’re looking for a Native American-themed game, try Making Camp Ojibwe, which has some features available to play on the web with a username and password. To get the full game, see the Making Camp Premium site.

Common Core State Standards

GRADE 5 Phonics, Word Recognition and Fluency

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.5.3.A Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.4. Consult digital reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses) to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5.A Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.

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