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This poster was created by a UNE teacher education candidate for use in a mini-lesson on Synonyms. During the lesson, the teacher first explained what synonyms were and gave some examples. Students then were given some predetermined words and were asked to match their word (written on an orange straw) with its synonym written on the outside of a cup. They were asked to put the word in the cup with the related synonym. To conclude the lesson, students generated their own words that matched a word on a synonym cup and the teacher challenged the students to come up with as many new synonyms as they could during the time period.

This poster was created for the UNE course, EDU 382/582 Reading, Writing, Children’s Literature: Grades 4-8, where teacher education candidates learn how to create interactive mini-lessons and present these to fourth and fifth graders as part of a school Grammar Fair. One goal of the project is to make Grammar—typically not the most exciting topic—come alive in an interactive manner. Another goal is to teach future teachers how to create meaningful mini-lessons that engage learners. To complete their Grammar Fair projects, teacher education candidates choose from a list of age appropriate grammar topics and present their topic to fourth and fifth graders, who spend 8-10 minutes at each grammar station learning about the grammar rule.

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grammar, synonyms, education


Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods | Elementary Education and Teaching | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching


Faculty associated with this work:

Lane Clarke

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