Synonyms: Meanings from Context
In this synonym worksheet, students use context to help identify a synonym in a short passage for a word that has been highlighted, 6 passages total.
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"The Glorious Whitewasher" from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with Mini-Assessment
It's the classic scene: Tom Sawyer is whitewashing a fence. Expose your learners to Mark Twain's humor while reinforcing reading comprehension. Eighth graders are encouraged to read and reread, achieving as much exposure to the text as...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Challenge young learners to read between the lines with an activity that focuses on making inferences and using context clues. As class members read short passages that provide several context clues to the meaning of a word in bold, they...
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Vocabulary - Words in Context
What do you call a rabbit with a sense of humor? A funny bunny! Beginning with a Hink Pink Think activity, pupils discover meanings of words through an engaging learning game. Next, individuals explore ways to discover word meanings in a...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Getting the Gist and Determining Word Meaning: Paragraphs 20–22 of Steve Jobs’ Commencement Address (Lesson 10)
Groups create a list of the character traits Steve Jobs and Buddy, the main character of Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy share and select evidence from Jobs' 2005 Stanford University Commencement Address to support their analysis.
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reading Comprehension: Thor and Sif
Expose your readers to the fascinating legends of Norse Gods Thor and Sif. They read a brief introduction about traditional stories and myths then read several paragraphs on these figures, marking unknown words as they go. Learners look...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Point of View: Comparing Esperanza's and Isabel's Perspectives About Life in the Camp (Chapter 7: "Las Cebollas/Onions")
Explore point of view and more with a Common Core-designed lesson. Learners experience different points of view by representing one of two characters from Esperanza Rising during a partner discussion. They must use evidence from the text...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Vocabulary Words PowerPoint
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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable