Students will gain vocabulary knowledge
Students will make their own puzzle
Purpose of this activity is for student to enhance their vocabulary knowledge to develop better oral and written communication ability.
Procedure: Teacher will supply the students with various pictures of volcanoes, lava flow, eruptions and pertinent photographs relating to the vocabulary words in the Vocabulary section. At Davis we have several large Mondo oral language pictures of volcanoes and their eruptions that my students will utilize. Have students orally discuss the pictures using the vocabulary words. Teacher can model a few words. After the students have orally expressed their knowledge of the words, they can select 15-20 words for their puzzle.
During our technology class students will utilize their laptops and visit the site; www.puzzlemaker.com. There they will enter their vocabulary words as directed and then print. The teacher will copy the puzzles and will utilize the work sheets the next day in an independent literacy lesson.
Why vocabulary words? First it is important for student to build their vocabulary usage, instead of saying “that thing” all the time! And secondly if you can’t say it you can’t write it!