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Context Clues
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Students will gain new vocab knowledge and apply new words to the reading
Students will use context clues to determine word meaning
Students will use close reading to locate information in a text

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English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Lindsay Nunan
Date Added:
07/14/2017
ELA: Using Jabberwocky to Discuss Sentence Structure and Meaning
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This lesson uses the Lewis Carroll poem "Jabberwocky" to help students approach difficult, unknown vocabulary. The poem uses nonsense words, but with strong structural and context clues. By using multiple close-reading strategies, students gain confidence reading difficult text.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Jason Foster
Date Added:
01/26/2017
Learning From the Polar Past - Issue 2, April 2008
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This issue of the free online magazine, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, explore how to use fossils and artifacts (scientific clues) to learn about the polar regions' past. Targeted literacy skills include making inferences, and using context clues to define new vocabulary.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
The Ohio State University
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Multiple Meaning Words
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In this seminar, you will be learning how to use context clues to help determine the meaning of a word that has multiple definitions. By classifying and comparing meanings of words, you will be able to choose the correct meaning of a word in a passage. This will help you comprehend what you are reading and gain a full understanding of the text you are reading.StandardsCC.1.2.4.K/ 1.2.5.KDetermine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
02/09/2018
Quiz RL.4: The Gift of the Magi
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A short quiz on CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4, featuring a passage from O. Henry's short story, "The Gift of the Magi". The passage has a Dale-Chall text difficulty level of 5-6, and a Flesch-Kincaid level of 5.0.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Terrence Reilly Jr.
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Teacher Resources for Making Inferences, Using Context Clues
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This article describes the processes of making inferences and using context clues to define unknown words. Links to web sites and articles provide background knowledge and instruction for teachers and students.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014