Grade: 3-5

#4578. Vocabulary Lesson for Happy Birthday, Dr. King

Reading/Writing, level: 3-5
Posted Sat Mar 3 10:01:23 PST 2012 by Cheryl Schall (Cheryl Schall).
Greeley, Colorado
Materials Required: Happy Birthday, Dr. King, by Kathryn Jones
Activity Time: 30 minutes, divided over four days
Concepts Taught: boycotts

Building Vocabulary
Purpose: To support comprehension of Happy Birthday, Dr. King, by building comprehension of key vocabulary
Duration: 20 to 30 minutes, over four days
Procedure: Day 1: Introduce the word, pictures for, and definition of the word boycott. Discuss the Montgomery Bus Boycott. In a vocabulary notebook, have students write the word in the middle of the page.
Day 2: Create a web of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, including the reason behind the boycotts and the result of the boycott.
Day 3: Read a short article about a real boycott, such as the United Farm Workers boycott in the 1960's. Have students add it to the web, including what was boycotted, the reason behind the boycott, and the result of the boycott.
Day 4: Have students create a fictitious boycott to add to the web, including reason for and result of the boycott.