Frayer-Type Model For Vocabulary


“Wonderful Women Who Worked on the Great Lakes”
By Carol A. Osborn, Mackenzie Prek-8
Subject/Grade: Grade 7, English/Language Arts
Lesson Overview: Students will develop an appreciation of the role that women played in the Great
Lakes maritime industry during the 1800’s and early 1900’s through reading, online research, and
Sources Consulted:
Brehm, Victoria, ed. The Women’s Great Lakes Reader”. Ladyslipper Press, 2000.
Interview: Geoffrey Reynolds, Director, Holland Area Historical Society, Holland, MI. Aug. 8, 2013
King, Richard J. Women and the Sea and Ruth! Mystic, Conn. Mystic Seaport Museums, Inc., 2004.
Stone, Joel. “Era of Elegance,” Telescope. Summer 2007.
Stonehouse, Frederick. Women and the Lakes. Gwinn, Michigan: Avery Color Studios, Inc. 2001.”
and reference guide
Learning Objective:
At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:
1. Explain how women participated in the Great Lakes maritime industry.
2. Analyze informational text.
3. Research and write about the life of female mariner, and post on a Facebook page.
Michigan Benchmark (English/language arts)
R.IT.07.01 (Reading informational text) analyze the structure, elements, features, style and purpose of
informational genre including persuasive essay, research report, brochure, personal correspondence,
autobiography and biography.
W.PR.07.01 (Writing process) set a purpose, consider and audience, and replicate author’s style and
patterns when writing a narrative or informational piece.
Per Class
King, Richard J. Women and the Sea and Ruth! Mystic, Conn. Mystic Seaport Museums, Inc., 2004.
Template for concept map for dry erase board
Per Student Team:
chart paper & markers
netbooks & flash drive
Frayer-type Model for vocabulary
K-W-L Chart template
Facebook template


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