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Vocabulary: Multiple Meaning Words in Context
Learners use context clues to define words with multiple meanings. After extensive practice with their teacher, learners read through six sentences, they then identify a word with a multiple meaning, and determine its meaning based on the context of the sentence.
2nd Language Arts 4 Views 66 Downloads
The Many Meanings of Cool
A very neat word with multiple meanings is the center of attention in a fun musical video. The Read Between The Lions team of Sierra, Lionel, Leona, Cleo, and Theo get together to sing a song defining the word cool. Kids will sing along to the upbeat music as they learn that one word can mean all kinds of different things depending on context.
2 mins Pre-K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Formative Assessments: Dickens' A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol provides the text for a formative assessment exercise designed for middle schoolers. Patterned on the AP exam, the packet includes a treasure trove of materials including answer keys, rationales, metadata, and attributes for each question, sample essays, and scoring guides for each essay prompt.
8th Language Arts 70 Views 268 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learn new words using context
Spend a productive hour in the classroom as your scholars develop their context clues skills by working with short newspaper or magazine articles. The exercise introduces these skills and allows time to practice and discuss the strategies that need to be taken in identifying the context of words in question.
4th - 8th Language Arts 164 Views 300 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Rest in peace, dead words!
Sick to death of reading papers loaded with trite expressions and over-used words? Here’s an activity that will enliven your reading and animate the vocabulary of your young learners. Laminate on a paper tombstone a short list of “dead” (banned or over-used) words.
7th Language Arts 27 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Seeing Words in a New Way
Students create word posters to teach the class about a word. In this Visual Thesaurus usage lesson, students are assigned a word with a difficult spelling or multiple meanings then directed to dictionaries to learn about the word. As students encounter problems, they are introduced to Visual Thesaurus, an Internet site, to provide another way to learn about their word.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 20 Downloads
The American Puritan Tradition and Dilemma: Part II
The second in a series of three lessons that examine how different writers explore the issues of individual freedoms and tolerance in America uses The Crucible as the anchor text. The focus here is what Miller has to say about the causes and results of intolerance.
11th - 12th Language Arts 18 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Leveled Vocabulary for And Then There Were None
Chaotic, perjury, tenacious, vague, predatory, idiosyncrasy. Using Marzano and Brown’s six steps of direct instruction for vocabulary (choose, restate, illustrate, use, discuss, play) readers of And Then There Were None engage in a series of activities to determine and clarify the meaning of level one, two, and three vocabulary drawn from Agatha Christie's best-selling mystery.
8th Language Arts 39 Views 87 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Beginner 3: Narrowing a Search to Get the Best Results
Uncover new or more relevant information with the filtering tools in the top navigation bar. First, show your class the tools and demonstrate how to use a few. Next, give class members some time to apply what they have learned. They can work individually or with others to create a guide that describes how to use filters with examples.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills 18 Views 20 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Intermediate 3: Narrowing a Search to Get the Best Results
Examine advanced filters and operators in depth. Class members try out even more filtering tools than they did in the beginning lesson and practice with operators, special symbols or words that affect search results, recognized by Google. Through the exercises and presentation, pupils experiment with narrowing their search by time, language, document type, specific words or site, and more.
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills 22 Views 38 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Vocabulary Comic Strips
Who says comic strips aren’t educational? Prove these naysayers wrong by asking your class members to create a comic strip for a selected vocabulary word. Using online technological tools that provide access to an array of options for expressions, your students will craft, save, and share their comic strips that include the definition, synonyms, antonyms, and satirical devices to make the word memorable.
9th - 12th Language Arts 63 Views 57 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Water Cycle Word Study
Examine the written similarities in the words used to describe the water cycle. The focus is on suffixes and prefixes as a way to gain understanding of the new vocabulary terms. Some of the words included are evaporation, transpiration, precipitation, accumulation, and condensation.
4th - 6th Language Arts 24 Views 347 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable