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The First Lesson

For Students 4th - 5th
Have you ever been in an airplane? Before readers jump into this short text, engage them with a question about airplanes or flying. Then, after they read, they use context clues to identify the meaning of several words in the text. 
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Identify the Homographs

For Students 6th - 8th
To conduct an orchestra, a conductor’s conduct must be above reproach. What fun! Light a match under your readers by having them read a series of definitions and find the homograph that matches. If middle schoolers don’t contest, you...
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"El Olivido"

For Students 7th - 12th
After teaching your class how to analyze poetry, provide them with this summative assessment. They read the poem "El Olivido" by Judith Ortiz Cofer, identifying unknown words in context, identifying the author's tone, and making...
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Eighth Grade Language Arts Worksheet B

For Students 8th Standards
This three-part instructional activity tests eighth graders' ability to identify the main idea of a passage, to use context clues to complete a sentence, as well as  to recognize correct capitalization, punctuation, and misspelled words.
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Visual Vocabulary

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners use context clues to determine an understanding for vocabulary words in texts. In this vocabulary lesson plan, students recognize linguistic features in their readings to help them to figure out words.
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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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Sequence, Predict, Infer: Pink and Say

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Practice sequencing with your 2nd graders via Patricia Polacco's Civil War book Pink and Say. Begin with a blindfold and a bag of mystery items. Connect their use of clues to identify what they can't see with the skill of making...
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Anticipatory Set Picture Walk

For Teachers K - 3rd
Take young learners on a picture walk! First, they will make predictions about a story, its plot, and its characters by perusing the pictures. Then, after reading, they identify supporting details and assess whether their predictions...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Dolphin's First Day (Zoehfeld)

For Teachers K - 3rd
Travel out to sea as scholars learn vocabulary in context through Kathleen Zoehfeld's informational book Dolphin's First Day. Go over the new words scholars will hear before reading: approach, coast, expert, feeble, gaze, murky, propel,...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Franklin's New Friend

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
The story Franklin's New Friend contains three tier-two vocabulary words! Your class reads the story, identifies the vocabulary words, and then works to construct their meanings. The new words are recorded either in a journal entry or on...
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Understanding Vocabulary in Their Own Terms

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners work in small groups with a given passage to identify unknown words. They create a list of three or four unknown vocabulary words. They finish by working to find the meanings of the words. Group learners by ability level and...
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Save the Trees

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this recognizing context clues in sentences activity, students read a story with bold type words, identify and match the words with their meanings. Students write five short answers.
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Computer Graphics

For Students 4th - 6th
In this identifying meanings of words in sentences activity, students read a story about computer graphics, observe the words in bold type, and use context clues to match the words with their meanings. Students write eight short answers.
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Continued Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions and Vivid Words and Phrases

For Teachers 3rd Standards
As 3rd graders continue reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, they focus on the concepts of predator and prey in the fifth lesson plan of this unit. Scholars further develop their ability to answer questions using evidence from the text...
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Phonics Assessment

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this phonics assessment worksheet, students answer six multiple choice questions that focus on identifying rhyming words and context clues.
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Inferring Vocabulary Meaning

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Explore the meaning of unknown words! Read All I See with your class, having them complete the inference chart provided while reading. They select unknown words, guess their meanings, and identify what other words or pictures helped them...
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Roots Worksheet #3

For Students 7th - 9th
How many roots can your class identify? Seven activities help learners review Latin roots with matching, fill in the blank, and a crossword puzzle. This activity would be a great homework assignment for multiple days, or a lesson for a...
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Reading Comprehension 5: Level 9

For Students 8th - 10th
The piranha is the subject of a reading passage that is sure to engage your learners in a reading comprehension exercise. Pupils must employ multiple strategies to answer the questions based on the passage. Of particular value is the...
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Creating with Clues

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore contextual clues and affixes. In this understanding meaning lesson plan, 12th graders use dictionaries to verify word meanings. Students write paragraphs using unfamiliar words. Students create their own word...
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Using Root Words as Clues

For Students 4th Standards
Delve deep into a Greek roots study with this graphic organizer. Scholars identify and define everyday words that are made from the Greek roots ast, bio, geo, and graph. 
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Guided Reading Organizer for Chain Reaction

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The class uses Chain Reaction, a magazine, to build a better understanding of Latin and Greek roots found in scientific vocabulary. They use two attached worksheets to help them read a scientific article, using visual clues and their...
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What I Read, Acrostic Style

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders use phonemic awareness to breakdown unfamiliar words. They use context clues to figure out the meanings of unknown words and they use the dictionary to figure out the meanings in the text.
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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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Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning (1880)

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Dress up to catch the class's attention before reading a silly story aloud. Learners identify five sensory details within the story and interpret two metaphors. They then collaborate on sequencing events before retelling the story using...