Vocabulary Building Lesson Plan

From alphabet to writing a story

By the end of this activity students will learn 26 new words and use them in sentences or to write a story.  The materials required are a dictionary, paper, pen or pencil. The activity takes about one or two class periods

The activity

  • Students look through the dictionary and then define one word from each letter of the alphabet.
  • Each selected word should be new.
  • After they define all 26 words, students must copy them in their vocabulary notebook.
  • Then, they must write one sentence for each of the 26 words.
  • Make sure that they use each word correctly.

Follow up

Students use some of  those 26 words in a story. They must underline each of those selected words in the story.

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