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Self-Monitoring Strategies and Vocabulary Games

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Middle and high schoolers identify how to discover a word's meaning by exploring context clues and any pictures, diagrams, photographs, and charts that might be included. They continue this process with other examples and locate one on...
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The Power of Diction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can the tone of a written work affect its meaning? High schoolers find out with a reading activity that incorporates three different versions of the same topic. They first read a document that relates factual data regarding a family trip...
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"Shooting an Elephant"

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Study selected vocabulary terms in George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant." A chart includes five selections, and learners must record the connotative and denotative meaning for each. A great look at using the context to define vocabulary...
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Student Workbook Word Analysis

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There's no place readers must decode more unfamiliar words than on a standardized test. Still, word analysis skills come into play every day. A workbook combines test prep with different strategies to help determine the meaning of...
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Vocabulary Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Vocabulary instruction works best when taught within a larger context. A vocabulary activity builds connections by using synonyms to help learn the meaning of new words. This helps connect the words to prior knowledge and give them context.
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Brexit

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Brexit. Eurosceptics. Titanorak. Frankenstorm. Check out a neat activity and the attached article. It's all about buzzwords and how they are birthed. Whoda thunkit.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 6: Culture Clash

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
To prepare for a Quickwrite on the question, "How do different points of view create cultural conflicts?" class groups draw examples of religious, cultural, and political conflicts from Things Fall Apart and The Poisonwood Bible to use...
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My Antonia: Magic Squares (Vocabulary Strategy)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Help your pupils discover the power of context clues by teaching the this vocabulary strategy. Designed to go with words from Willa Cather's My Antonia, this exercise focuses on having individuals use their own words to define new...
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Remembering New Words

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Four strategies learners can use to remember new words are detailed on a one-page worksheet. They are shown how to find synonyms, make a personal connection, think of antonyms, and how to make up a sentence that puts the words together....
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Understanding Hard Words

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Two strategies for decoding unfamiliar words are featured on a worksheet that illustrates how to use the parts of words (prefix, root, and suffix) and context to determine meaning. Examples are included as is a guided practice exercise.
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How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Eschew obfuscation. Or at the very least, use context to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. Strategies for using context are outlined in a short video that suggests looking for the definition in the sentence, for examples that...
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I Can Infer the Meaning of a Word in Context

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Work on developing strategies for determining the meaning of unknown words and phrases with a quick context clues exercise. Class members choose two words from their reading and write down what they think they mean and why. See the...
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How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
No color, no images, no sound. Just words on paper. How then, do writers convey the tone of a piece? By carefully selecting the words they use to create an impression in the minds of readers. After all, "Don't come back, Jack" expresses...
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Vocabulary Squares

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
As part of their vocabulary study, readers select unfamiliar words from their current reading assignment, record the etymology and part of speech, variations, the definition, and draw a symbol, logo, or icon. They then create a sentence...
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Charles Baudelaire: Poète Maudit (The Cursed Poet)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After learning the main ideas of the Decadent movement, high schoolers work in small groups to read and translate poems by the French poet Charles Baudelaire using basic etymology skills. They then read the accurate English translations...
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What's The Big Deal About Internet Privacy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers discuss privacy and safety while using the internet. In this internet privacy lesson plan, students explore websites that don't have privacy settings and ones that do.