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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. Practice begins with articles that are provided by the teacher and learners practice the newly learned context procedure. Modify the lesson with short fiction pieces and practice context clues in other genres of writing.
Demonstrate strategies used to interpret the meaning of new words. In pairs, pupils create a poster for each word on the vocabulary list. They include the definitions, parts of speech, a picture, and a sentence with each word. Then they share their poster and word analysis with the class.
Which Word is It?
Students play a game to practice using context clues to decode the meanings of unfamiliar words. For this vocabulary skills lesson, students follow the provided instructions to play "Which Word is It?" Students make use of dictionaries and context clues to play the game.
Learn New Words Using Context
Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. Applicable to grades four through eight, the activity prompts readers to read a newspaper or magazine article to pick out unfamiliar words and use context clues to determine the word's meaning. They share their findings with the class.
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. Distribute these lists to groups who must then find five synonyms for each word. The tombstones, surrounded by synonyms, are then posted around the classroom, available for writers to use to give life to their creations. A banned word list and a sample essay, with lively lexica, are included.
Elementary schoolers use parts of words to fill in the blanks to develop the full spelling of new words. This challenges them to finish spelling words. They also practice the skill of recognizing prefixes and suffixes. The words are used to help spellers predict the events of a story that is read in class.
First graders examine the word and sentence structure of reading, writing, speaking, and listening effectively. In this structural analysis lesson, 1st graders review the ending of compound words, root words and their usages.
What's in a Word?
Explore compound words and their use in text with young readers. They locate, create, separate, and define compound words found in meaningful text and print. In addition, they create a compound word bank, create words using strips, and create a class book.
Students use structural analysis and context clues to determine meanings of words. They play a game to decode, read, and comprehend written text . They treat others with kindness and fairness and include others in learning and play activities.
Improve Your Spelling with the Visual Thesaurus
Using Visual Thesaurus software, class members participate in a computer-based spelling bee. Then they work in groups to analyze the words and use deductive reasoning to infer spelling patterns. They then present one of their "rules" to the class, jigsaw style.
Word Meaning Using Prefixes
Fifth graders use structural analysis to identify root words with prefixes such as dis, sub, re, and pre.
Creating found poetry from picture books
Poetry is everywhere even when it is found in the words of picture books designed for young children. Your young poets continue their development in using and identifying literary devices, and the basic elements of story as they read and explore the words in storytelling. The first lesson demonstrates how to find poetry in picture books and progresses into small group collaboration where they search for the literary elements that create found poetry. The lesson concludes with the development of a rubric and poetry creation. You can also alot time for presentations of the final product.
Mystery Picture and Word Search: Short Vowels
Young readers locate 6 words that feature short vowel in a word search and solve a mystery puzzle by identifying words that have short vowel sounds. There are 5 pages in this packet.
First graders listen as they are read a book containing exmaples of word families, they listen for rhyming words. They focus on word families, words that have rhyming sounds and share the same spelling patterns. Pupils work in small groups, each group is given a copy of the ryyming text and some sticky notes. They read the text and identify and write words that form word family groups, using one sticky note for each word.
Word Problems Solved By S.M.S.
Learners solve word problems with a consumer math emphasis. This lesson plan also contains many strategies and questions learners can ask to solving problems. There is also a bibliography included for resources on problem solving.
Dictionary Guide Words: How do they guide us?
Fourth graders define "guide." They identify guide words in a variety of dictionaries, locate words using guide words, and locate guide words using words.
Vocabulary Words in Context
In this vocabulary words in context worksheet, learners respond to 15 questions that require them identify and use compound words. Students also respond to 13 questions regarding the use of the words modem, criticism, malfunction, doodad, and cumbersome.
Rest in Peace Dead Words!
Seventh graders eliminate repetitious, overused words by creating a word bank/wall they can refer to when given a writing assignment.
Using Phonograms to Create Words
First graders apply phonograms to help them decode and spell unfamiliar words while reading and writing.
Using Phonograms to Create Words
First graders recognize phonograms and use them to decode ans spell unfamiliar words. On the first day of the lesson, a new phonogram is introduced. Students use a word family poem or story to practice the new word part.