Vocabulary Map Directions:
I would like to take a small number of vocabulary words from the book Fallen Angels and try a new learning strategy called Vocabulary Mapping. Rather than just cramming definitions into your head, let's try this instead and see if it makes things easier to learn. These are very common words used in common language or you might hear them in reference to military settings. Here are the directions:
- Take the words from the book Fallen Angels. They can be found here.
- In pairs, create Vocabulary Word Maps for each word. Each person should do 8 words.
- Use http://www.m-w.com to look up each word.
- You have 2 options for actually creating your map:
You can use a blank vocabulary map in the shared folder for our class if you want so you don't have to recreate that. Just click "File" - "Save as" and stash X copies into your Englishwebsite folder or you can copy this one.
- If you're more of a techie, use Microsoft Paint or Macromedia Firewords to create your picture of the word. Save that picture as a jpg and insert it as an image. It's easy to have to programs open (Paint and Dreamweaver) and work back and forth. Remember, Dreamweaver doesn't understand "cut and paste" for images. You have to save them and then insert them into Dreamweaver.
- OR you don't feel like using a laptop, you could just print out blank vocabulary maps and write on the paper itself. Either way, you're learning new words.
How You're Being Graded:
- By completing all 16 words between you and your partner. Each word has 4 parts and is therefore worth 4 points (62 points total).
- Points are deducted for inaccurate, copied, or ungenuine responses.