This collaborative doc will allow your students to engage in pre reading strategies so that they have the necessary understanding of the words they need to know in order to be successful while reading The Raven. Students can work independently or in partners. Common Core standards are included at the top of the document, and this helps highlight for students the concept that they can use both context clues or engage in research to determine the meaning of a word. I have also included space at the bottom for them to add words they determine to be unknown or unfamilar to them.
If you prefer a collaborative Google Doc, I will also send you that upon request.
I use this in my classroom to have students work in groups and attack 4-6 words. They then are expected to be the "experts" in these words as we read out loud in the classroom. Finally, the entire document can serve as support during a close read.