Vocabulary (Part 3) – Word Meaning and Word Relationships

After studying word parts and context clues, young readers get to work discerning word meanings based on word relationships. Employing skills such as deciphering connotation and denotation, making analogies, and interpreting idioms, high schoolers improve their reading comprehension by building vocabulary tools.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the worksheets as homework assignments or extra practice after the lesson
  • Use the lessons in a literacy center or mainstream classroom
  • Project the graphic organizers onto the board for collaborative practice
Classroom Considerations

  • The third part of a three-section unit on vocabulary; refer to the first part to see a thorough table of contents
  • Each lesson provides a teacher guide, a lesson, two practice worksheets, and a reteaching worksheet
Pros

  • Includes a variety of vocabulary strategies
Cons

  • None