Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive

Grade 7 / ELA / Writing
CCSS: ELA.L.7.5b

Common Core State Standards


English Language Arts




7th Grade


Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., literary, biblical, and mythological allusions) in context.

b. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.

c. Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).

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Lesson Objective
Students find missing words from classmates to complete analogies
5 min
Questions to Consider
Why is setting a time limit essential to this activity?
How can this activity be used as both a pre-teaching and review activity?
What are the learning benefits of allowing students to be mobile?
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