A semantic feature analysis PowerPoint containing 100 of the most commonly used nouns
I created this PowerPoint to incorporate categorizing words into my word study lessons. Each slide contains a semantic feature analysis chart to help students discover shared attributes or characteristics of five commonly used nouns. The words are color-coded based on phonetic sounds. The colors can easily be changed to match your color-coding system. Student copies can be printed directly from the PowerPoint slides. I projected the
PowerPoint onto a Smart Board, but placing a copy of a slide under a document camera projector works just as well. A suggested title/heading is written in the note pane under each slide.
On the first day of the lesson, introduce the words and phonetic patterns and have the students complete a quick sketch for each noun. The next day, complete the semantic feature analysis chart. Initially, guide students’ thinking through whole-group discussion. Once your students understand how to use the semantic feature analysis chart, have them work in small groups to complete the chart. Come back together to share, reflect upon, and revise choices. At the conclusion of the lesson, choose a student’s chart to mount to the wall for an instant noun word wall.
Common Core Aligned Standards
Sort words into categories to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Define words by category and by one or more key attributes.
Identify real-life connections between words and their use.
A Smart Board or interactive whiteboard compatible PowerPoint containing 20 slides
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