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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.
4th - 8th Language Arts 164 Views 300 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
3rd - 7th Language Arts 14 Views 282 Downloads
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.
4th - 8th Language Arts 70 Views 796 Downloads
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.
K - 1st Language Arts 46 Views 293 Downloads
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.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 64 Views 281 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 28 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 17 Views 253 Downloads
Teams practice decoding and using context strategies to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words. After verifying the meanings of words through the use of dictionaries, the Internet, thesauruses, and other sources, learners write the new vocabulary words in complete sentences.
4th - 8th Language Arts 31 Views 381 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
8th - 10th Math 51 Views 223 Downloads
Which Word is It?
Students play a game to practice using context clues to decode the meanings of unfamiliar words. In 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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 39 Views 225 Downloads
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.
7th Language Arts 31 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Word Structure (Structural Analysis)
Where do words come from? How are words constructed? How can you figure out what a word means? As part of a vocabulary study, learners are asked to memorize the 20 most common Greek and Latin prefixes and their meanings.
5th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 3 Downloads
The ABCs of the Three Little Pigs
Promote sentence variety through an engaging writing activity. First, read through a boring version of Cinderella and discuss what makes it so boring, focusing on sentence structure and beginnings. Then, read a more exciting version and examine the reasons this story is more successful.
6th - 8th Language Arts 94 Views 183 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Making Sense of Homographs
What is a homograph? Develop your students' vocabulary with a word association tool. Language arts classes discover what a homograph is and how it can be used as a visual thesaurus. They discover the other uses for homographs such as linking brainstorming ideas to a subject.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 379 Downloads
Take the Prefix Challenge!
Help your class develop useful decoding skills to tackle new vocabulary they encounter and, at the same time, broaden their repertoires for writing. Learners compete in teams to see who can create the largest number of words by combining a set of prefixes with a set of base words.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 32 Views 410 Downloads
Take the Prefix Challenge
Students form words using prefixes. In this prefix lesson plan, students compete in a "prefix challenge" to see which team can combine a set of twelve prefixes with a set of twelve words fastest. Students enter their words in a word log and add a Visual Thesaurus definition.
4th - 8th Language Arts 22 Views 39 Downloads
Issues: We've All Got Them: Language Arts/ Visual Arts Integration
Reading The Pearl by John Steinbeck with your class and looking for an extension activity? Incorporate art and drama as a way of further exploring the themes presented in this work of literature. Start off in groups, each receiving a different piece of artwork to critique and discuss in light of the social issues depicted in The Pearl.
7th - 8th Language Arts 91 Views 123 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Teaching your junior high students about careers? Then this career vocabulary activity is for you. Learners acquire vocabulary and an understanding of how to use career-related words in a real-world context through the Frayer model and categorization.
6th - 8th Language Arts 25 Views 175 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Prefixes, Root Words, and Suffixes
In groups, learners sort cards with prefixes or suffixes into groups based on perceived relationships. The entire class then plays Vocabulary Jeopardy and Bingo. Worksheets, handouts, definitions, and a PowerPoint are all included to support your scholars.
7th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 45 Downloads
Engage learners in a creative and collaborative writing project to demonstrate your class's knowledge of the 11genres of fiction. This ambitious instructional activity begins with a starter activity which reviews elements of each genre. Then, small groups collaboratively write an example of each genre.
7th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 133 Downloads