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252 resources with the keyterm word meaning

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A Walk in the Tundra

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Discuss the environment of the Arctic tundra using this resource. The focus of this lesson is the story A Walk in the Tundra by Rebecca L. Johnson. The appealing illustrations are bound to captivate your class! After reading the story,...
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It's Greek To Me!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
In this language lesson, scholars use Greek root meanings to determine the meaning of words. After being shown how Greek roots are used in many words, such as, photosynthesis, pairs are given two excellent black line masters embedded in...
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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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For Teachers 6th - 8th
Scientific terms can be difficult to remember. This resource suggests developing analogies as a way to make energy terms memorable. After listing new terms on the board, groups develop analogies based on restaurant words, and then share...
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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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It's Important

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Cookie Monster shows what the word important means using cookies as his visual aid. He says that gingerbread, chocolate chip, and sugar cookies are all important to him. Learners can discuss what is important to them.
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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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The Many Meanings of Cool

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
A very neat word with multiple meanings is the center of attention in a fun musical video. The Read Between The Lions team of Sierra, Lionel, Leona, Cleo, and Theo get together to sing a song defining the word cool. Kids will sing along...
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Determine the Meaning of Words and Phrases

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Work on using context clues in your social studies class. Pupils read a brief selection about the terrain in Senegal and define each of the underlined words in the space provided. They also list the context clues that helped them...
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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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Dancing Word Meaning

For Teachers 1st
First graders show word meaning through movement. For this word meaning lesson, 1st graders participate in a "Brain Dance" to begin the lesson. They listen as the teacher reads a book and acts out words to show meaning such as tumbling...
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Prefixes Micro- and Mega-

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore vocabulary context clues with a prefix activity. Using the prefixes micro- and mega-, fourth graders complete sentence frames. They then make up their own word with the correct prefixes. Helpful as homework or during a writing...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story (Peters)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Lisa Peters presents macroevolution as a large-scale family tree in her book Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story. She suggests the process from single-celled organisms to modern-day humans, and learners explore new vocabulary through the...
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Antonym Snowmen

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils demonstrate their understanding of antonyms. They create snowmen and write antonyms on them. Then present their snowmen and antonyms to the class. This is a seasonal theme lesson.
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For Teachers 5th - 8th
Explore language arts with a root word activity in this linguistics lesson. Middle schoolers trace the history of different vocabulary terms by identifying their Latin and Greek ancestry, and then they answer study questions about...
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Root, Prefixes, Suffixes

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Practice adding prefixes and suffixes to root words. Young writers discuss the meanings of root word, suffix, and prefix and work on creating new words by thinking of words as things that can grow, like a tree.  They create a tree...
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Prefix/Suffix Hand

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Use a hand outline to review prefixes and suffixes. Modeling this approach with learners first, write the affix on the palm of the hand. The meaning goes on the thumb and a word example is recorded on each finger. Although there is a...
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It's Greek to Me!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Use Greek roots, suffixes, and prefixes to create polysyllabic words. Readers use the dictionary to identify what the word's prefix, suffix, and root or base word mean. They define what a syllable is and how one is formed using Greek...
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Thesaurus Power

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Give your class the advantage of Thesaurus Power! They will use a thesaurus to understand word meanings and relationships. They focus on how a thesaurus functions and how it gives the entry word, definition, synonyms, antonyms, and part...
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Introducing Synonyms to Early Writers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Upper elementary schoolers examine the concept of synonyms and how using a variety of vocabulary through synonyms can expand their writing skills. They revise a paragraph using synonyms located on the Visual Thesaurus and participate in...
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It's Opposite Day

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Celebrate Opposite Day by using a Visual Thesaurus to match words to their antonyms. They match a list of vocabulary words to their antonym counterparts using the Visual Thesaurus, and then they play Antonym Bingo with the words from...
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Create a Word

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Brainstorm new words for a class dictionary. In small groups, young learners read and discuss an article about how words get into dictionaries. They then develop a new word, use it in a sentence, and share their creations with their peers. 
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Vocabulary Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore new vocabulary words with your learners. They rewrite a previously written paper, choosing several words from the paper to replace with better synonyms. They use the Frayer Model to analyze a few of the words and write a story...