Students will learn the four main strategies that writers use to give context clues to their readers (telling, examples, antonyms, and picture-painting).
Context clues are so important; they are part of the Common Core Standards in grades TWO through TWELVE!
This lesson focuses on grades 6 through 8.
This product includes:
---An EATS Lesson plan (with activating strategy, teaching strategies, etc.)
---A complete PowerPoint for this lesson
---A PowerPoint of printable task cards (8)- perfect for differentiated instruction
The lesson gives the definition for context and shows examples. A sample sentence without context clues is also shown. Students will be given an original picture of "clues" as a PowerPoint visual to connect with this concept.
As a class, students will practice with the examples on the PowerPoint- identifying which strategy the writer used. Later, students will pair up and work on TASK CARD examples (perfect for differentiating this lesson- or use them as homework slips!).
Finally, students will work independently on a worksheet and create a context clue-filled sentence of their own for their peers to critique. Most of the students' unknown words come from my "Word of the Day: Preparing for the S.A.T." So, if they accidentally learn the meaning, it's a win!! :)
This lesson has a lot of information and several strategies for students to learn.
The second PowerPoint (the one with task cards) is intended to be printed.
This lesson focuses on: CCSS Literacy .L.6.4.a, 7.4.a, and 8-12.4.a.
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