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Context Clues

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Using context clues to determine a word's meaning is an important strategy to further reading comprehension. Challenge your class to answer the 11 multiple-choice questions in this PowerPoint. Note: This is a great resource for English...
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Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they...
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What Do You See at the Pond?

For Teachers K - 2nd
With What Do You See at the Pond?, young readers explore pond life and practice reading strategies. Learners first make predictions and then read the simple story independently. After a second read-through with a partner, kids come...
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Getting to the Heart of Brown v. Board of Education

For Students 8th - 11th
You've heard it before, "The best way to develop vocabulary is to study it in context." Use this worksheet to help learners use context clues to identify unknown words. The reading selection is broken into five chunks, and it focuses on...
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Unlocking New Words: Partner Presentations

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Following extensive modeling about how to apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to learn new words, partner teams create brief word presentations to teach new vocabulary to the class. Preselect words from upcoming social studies,...
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Introduce: Comprehension Monitoring using About Trees

For Teachers K - 3rd
As scholars begin reading more difficult text, they need to acquire an arsenal of comprehension strategies. Here are few helpful ones to guide new readers through the informational text About Trees, which is linked here for printing....
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Reading Comprehension: Voice of Nature

For Students 4th Standards
Understanding a text can be a very interesting task. Fourth graders read a passage describing the origin of an Aboriginal myth. They answer 11 comprehension questions that require them to pull key details, use context, and think...
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First Crossing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What a great way to discuss the immigrant experience in America! Learners read First Crossing, a book of short stories by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Lensey Namioka, Elsa Marston, and Minfong Ho. After reading, they engage in activities to identify...
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Christina Applegate: Booth

For Teachers Pre-K - K
What is a booth? Christina and Elmo get in a booth to define the word booth. They give examples of different types of booths.
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Juan Verdades

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Cement comprehension skills using the strategies in this activity. After reading the story, Juan Verdades by Joe Hays, learners use context clues to answer questions, identify main ideas and details, and sequence events.
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What's in a Word?

For Teachers K - 1st
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...
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Vocabulary Words PowerPoint

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Give your class members proper guidelines for completing vocabulary work using this PowerPoint, which prompts learners to provide definitions based on context clues, then dictionary definitions, synonyms and antonyms, and finally, a...
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Vocabulary Building

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Offer learners a step-by-step process for approaching unknown words with this PowerPoint presentation of vocabulary strategies, which details how to use context clues and word parts (roots, prefixes, suffixes), as well as encourages...
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Reading and Responding: Lesson 9

For Teachers 8th
Follow this instructional activity, which is written more like a script, to practice reading a poem with your class. Pupils read "The Road Not Taken" and respond to five multiple choice questions on a provided worksheet. The plan leads...
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Review and Assess: “The Inn of Lost Time”

For Students 6th - 8th
Check out a resource made up of two separate exercises. The first page lists a series of higher-level questions about "The Inn of Lost Time" by Lensey Namoika. Use the questions to encourage discussion or as an assessment. Since they...
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“The Story of an Hour”: Extension Activities

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Enhance and extend instruction of "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin with one or all of these ideas. You might want to cover characterization and summary, or improve understanding of context clues and irony. You can cover any...
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For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Your pupils will be expected to determine the meaning of words and how those words affect the meaning of a text. Help them master this skill with the ideas listed here. First, look over the two activities that could be used for your...
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Mid-Unit Assessment and Discussing Themes in Esperanza Rising: (Chapter 9: "Las Ciruelas/PLums")

For Teachers 5th Standards
Give this skills-based assessment halfway through your unit on Esperanza Rising. After a brief review, class members take the test, which asks them to show that they know how to analyze the novel independently. They are asked to...
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Point of View: Comparing Esperanza's and Isabel's Perspectives About Life in the Camp (Chapter 7: "Las Cebollas/Onions")

For Teachers 5th Standards
Explore point of view and more with a Common Core-designed instructional activity. Learners experience different points of view by representing one of two characters from Esperanza Rising during a partner discussion. They must use...
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Guess The Covered Word 7

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Emerging readers are given a list of three basic sight words. Each word is used in a sentence, with one of the words covered up. Learners must figure out which of the three words belongs in the covered space based on the other words in...
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Guess The Covered Word 2

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Young readers are given five basic sight words. Each one is used in a sentence, with one of the words covered up. Youngsters must use the context clues within the sentence to determine which of the five words is being covered up. This...
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Guess The Covered Word 8

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Yet another in this series of "Guess The Covered Word" is here for you. These presentations help young readers to develop the skill of using context clues to understand word meaning. They are given four basic sight words. Each slide has...
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Guess The Covered Word 3

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Here is another in the series of "Guess The Covered Word" presentations. In this one, learners are given three basic sight words. They are used in sentence, with one word covered over. Using context clues, pupils must guess which of the...
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Guess The Covered Word 5

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Here is another in the series of presentations called "Guess The Covered Word." In them, young readers are given four high frequency words: brought, reason, special, surprise. Then, they look at sentences that have one word covered up....