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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fifth graders use structural analysis to identify root words with prefixes such as dis, sub, re, and pre.
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.
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.
Fourth graders define "guide." They identify guide words in a variety of dictionaries, locate words using guide words, and locate guide words using words.
Seventh graders eliminate repetitious, overused words by creating a word bank/wall they can refer to when given a writing assignment.
In this compound words worksheet, students choose a word from the list to complete the compound word that answers each silly question. There are 13 sentences to complete.
In this compound words instructional activity, students underline the two small words that make up each of the 60 compound words in a list.
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.
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.
Second graders decode sounds and words. In this reading skills lesson, 2nd graders listen to a lecture regarding the vowel, consonant, vowel and vowel, consonant, consonant, vowel pattern found in several words. Students practice breaking words into syllables to read.
Second graders use a spreadsheet to organize compound words they find in the book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. After entering the data, they sort the columns by alphabetizing the words.
Second graders read a story. In this compound words lesson, 2nd graders read Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and list 10 compound words from the story. Students enter their compound words into a spreadsheet and then create new compound words by mixing up the order of the word parts.
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.
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. They check their new creations with the Visual Thesaurus. Interesting warm-up activities are included to encourage studying words.