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3-Word Picture Box

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Lesson Type: Reintroduce
Grade: K, 1, 2, 3
Group Size: Individual, Pair, Small Group, Large Group, Whole Class
Length: 10 minutes
Goal: Given three vocabulary words, students will refine their understanding of the words using pictures.

Materials: 3-Word Picture Box (print here), board or chart paper

What to Do


Print out a copy of the 3-Word Picture Box for each student in the class. Create a large version of the 3-Word Picture Box on chart paper to model the activity. Use the chart paper or the board to display vocabulary words with their meanings.


1. Review vocabulary words you wish to cover with the class.

2. Model how to use the graphic organizer. Involve your students as you explain, filling out the 3-Word Picture Box as they respond to your questions.

Today, we will learn more about our new vocabulary words by completing a picture box.

Who can remember one of the new vocabulary words we learned? Who thinks they can draw a picture of this word? Who can tell us the meaning of this word?

Call on students to share ideas.


3. Have the students complete the 3-Word Picture Box. Students can complete graphic organizers for the same words or be assigned different words to work on in pairs or groups.

Now it’s your turn to complete a 3-Word Picture Box for three vocabulary words. Remember to complete each part of the graphic organizer.

4. Walk around to monitor the students’ performance. As a wrap-up, have volunteers share their work.


For Advanced Students:

After they have finished, allow these students to look up the vocabulary words in a dictionary. Ask them to compare their definitions and the dictionary definition.

For Struggling Students:

Give students who need extra help the chance to work with a partner.

For ELL Students:

Give students who need extra help the chance to work with a partner.

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