It is important to teach vocabulary at the beginning of the Judaism differentiated instruction lesson plan for a few reasons. First off, you need to introduce the concepts to the students and teaching vocabulary will usually do this. Second, they need to know vocabulary in order to understand the mini-lesson and then use it in the activities. Thirdly, teaching vocabulary at the beginning of the Judaism differentiated instruction lesson plan will allow for repetition of it throughout the entire lesson. The more exposure a student has to vocabulary for the content, the more they will retain.
The vocabulary I use for my Judaism differentiated instruction lesson plan is as follows:
- 10 Commandments
In order to differentiate instruction to teach the Judaism vocabulary I used both of my favorite forms of differentiated instruction which is using the Multiple Intelligence Theory as a basis to bring in different interests of students as well as leveling, otherwise known as tiering.
I created three different leveled versions of the Judaism vocabulary sheet. Each sheet looks similar in the way that each has three columns and can be folded for study purposes. The left hand column contains the vocabulary word. The middle column is for the definition and the right hand column is for critical thinking using the Judaism vocabulary word. I give students a choice with this column also. They are allowed to choose either drawing a picture that represents the Judaism vocabulary word or using it correctly in a sentence to show understanding.
The enriched level version of the Judaism vocabulary sheet allows for more critical thinking by providing instructions for the student to write the definition in their own words. The middle level version of the Judaism vocabulary sheet states that students should copy the definition off of the PowerPoint. The basic level version of the Judaism vocabulary sheet has most of the definition in place but leaves out key words for the student to fill in.
On the second and/or third day of this lesson plan, have your students study the Judaism vocabulary words at the beginning of class for 5 minutes as part of their anticipatory set or discuss them as a class. You could even use the Judaism vocabulary in multiple choice questions for them to prepare for the end of year test or unit test.
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