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Your NAME:  Kent Trickel

Type of Lesson: Tutor

Lesson Plan Title – Vocabulary Expansion with The Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive

Discipline and Topic – English as a Second Language

Target Population – Beginning ESL (Level 0)

Curriculum LinksStudents in this course will begin to learn the basic structures of the English language. Instruction will include vocabulary expansion, grammar instruction, reading, listening, speaking, and writing. This lesson will follow grammar instruction on using the past tense.

ObjectivesAt the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Use The Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive to learn and practice new vocabulary;

  • Identify new vocabulary when heard by writing it down;

  • Identify new vocabulary by matching heard items to pictures;

  • Identify new vocabulary by matching read items to pictures;

  • Write a paragraph using new vocabulary;

  • Ask questions orally about a classmate’s trip to the mall;

  • Answer questions orally about a trip to the mall.

Media Literacy Objectives –

  • Use a mouse to successfully operate a computer

  • Use a keyboard to successfully operate a computer

  • Keyboard

  • Use developmentally appropriate multimedia encyclopedias

  • Use content specific educational software to support learning

  • Use exploratory environments to support learning

  • Demonstrate listening skills

  • Use a variety of graphical representation to acquire information

  • Use audio presentations to acquire information

  • Recognize & make sense of new information in nonprint sources

  • Synthesize information from nonprint media

  • Use computer-based writing tools to communicate thoughts, ideas & stories

  • Use technology resources for self-directed &/or extended learning

Materials and Timing –

Two 45 minute periods (combined or over two days). The first 45 minutes should be in a computer lab with The Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive installed. The second 45 minutes can be in the computer lab or classroom with at least one laptop with OPDI installed.

Scope and Sequence –

Day 1:

  1. Students sign in to the Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive, giving their names to record in the database. (This may be already done if this is not the first use of OPDI in this class.)

  2. Students are instructed orally to browse to Unit 7, Community, and to click on the topic the Mall. Teacher assists students in finding the unit where necessary.

  3. Students spend 15 minutes exploring the vocabulary in the topic.

  4. Students spend an additional 15 minutes completing the practice activities for the topic.

  5. Students spend the final 15 minutes (or less) using OPDI to compose a paragraph about a weekend trip to the mall.

  6. At the end of the period, students print their compositions and are assigned their completion for homework.

Day 2:

  1. Students come to class with their handwritten paragraphs ready.

  2. Students are instructed to revise their work, referring to the OPDI when necessary. (10 minutes)

  3. Students take turns presenting their paragraphs orally to the class, answering the class’ questions. (15 minutes)

  4. Students take a short quiz on the vocabulary in the unit. (20 minutes)

Supplemental MaterialsPrinted quiz from Oxford Picture Dictionary textbook.

Evaluation of Students – 

Objectives

1 point

2 points

3 points

Use The Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive to learn and practice new vocabulary;

Student made only a cursory effort to engage the software.

Student engaged the software but did not remain on task for the duration of the lesson.

Student engaged the software and stayed on task for the duration of the lesson.

Identify new vocabulary when heard by writing it down;

Student did not complete the writing practice activities

Student completed the writing practice activities with less than 70% accuracy.

Student completed the writing activities with at least 70% accuracy.

Identify new vocabulary by matching heard items to pictures;

Student did not complete the matching practice activities.

Student completed the matching practice activities with less than 70% accuracy.

Student completed the matching activities with at least 70% accuracy.

Identify new vocabulary by matching read items to pictures;

Student did not complete the matching practice activities.

Student completed the matching practice activities with less than 70% accuracy.

Student completed the matching activities with at least 70% accuracy.

Write a paragraph using new vocabulary;

Student did not write a paragraph or did not use the new vocabulary.

Student wrote a short, underdeveloped paragraph using a little of the new vocabulary.

Student wrote a well developed paragraph using the vocabulary learned in the lesson.

Ask questions orally about a classmate’s trip to the mall;

Student did not ask any questions during the presentations.

Student asked one or two questions that were difficult to comprehend.

Student asked at least 2 questions that were comprehendible and reasonable.

Answer questions orally about a trip to the mall.

Student was unable to answer questions posed during the presentations

Student answered questions, but answers were difficult to comprehend.

Student answered questions appropriately and gave comprehensible information.

Evaluation of the Lesson This lesson will be evaluated for its effectiveness through analysis of the tracking information recorded in OPDI, through class performance on the post-test, and through feedback from the students about their experience using the software.


This WebQuest and Electronic Portfolio developed by Kent Trickel for ETAP 526-4585, SUNY Albany, Spring 2005.
Last updated 04/25/2005