Running Out of Time: Vocabulary Strategies

This Running Out of Time: Vocabulary Strategies lesson plan also includes:

Review concepts and terms after reading Running Out of Time. Learners each come up with a few terms that they think are important and then participate in a list-group-label exercise, paying close attention to the two main years featured in the story. Find materials for an additional vocabulary activity (vocabulary bingo) in the materials tab.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite individuals to work with partners when coming up with the literary terms they wish to share with the class
  • Use the provided list of terms to enrich class discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • This is designed to be an informal assessment; no final, formal assessment is provided for this series of plans
  • You will need to purchase large sticky notes if you plan to follow the procedures exactly
Pros

  • A list of suggested words for each year represented in the book is provided if you need to get the class started
  • The exercise requires learners to review and interact with important terminology from the novel
Cons

  • There are a few minor typos in the resource