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English Language Arts - 3rd

Lesson Title: Exploring Vocabulary through Word Games

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to identify and define new vocabulary words.
  • Students will understand the importance of using context clues to determine word meanings.
  • Students will practice using new vocabulary words in sentences.


This lesson will be conducted in a fun and interactive manner, incorporating word games and activities to engage students in learning new vocabulary words.


  • Whiteboard or chart paper
  • Markers or chalk
  • Word cards with new vocabulary words
  • Context clue cards
  • Index cards or paper
  • Pencils or pens


Introduction (10 minutes):

Begin the lesson by discussing the importance of vocabulary and how it helps us understand what we read and communicate effectively. Show students a few unfamiliar words and ask if anyone knows their meanings. Explain that today, they will be learning new vocabulary words through word games.

Activity 1: Word Wall (15 minutes):

Create a word wall on the whiteboard or chart paper. Write the new vocabulary words on separate cards and stick them on the wall. Read each word aloud and have students repeat after you. Discuss the meanings of the words and provide examples to help students understand their usage.

Activity 2: Context Clue Match-Up (20 minutes):

Divide the class into pairs. Give each pair a set of context clue cards and word cards. Instruct students to match the context clue cards with the correct word cards by using the clues to determine the meanings of the words. Encourage them to discuss their reasoning with their partners. After completing the activity, review the answers as a whole class.

Activity 3: Sentence Creation (15 minutes):

Provide each student with index cards or paper. Instruct them to choose three vocabulary words from the word wall and write a sentence for each word, using the word correctly. Encourage creativity and remind students to use proper grammar and punctuation. Once they have finished, have students share their sentences with a partner or the whole class.

Conclusion (5 minutes):

Wrap up the lesson by reviewing the new vocabulary words and their meanings. Ask students to share any new words they learned and how they plan to use them in their everyday lives. Emphasize the importance of expanding their vocabulary and encourage them to continue exploring new words.

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Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.A, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.C

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