This unit includes games, worksheets, criteria, learning targets, lesson plans, and assessments designed to help your students master CCS RL 5.4 and RI 5.4.
How do we understand words? We use context clues, but sometimes those traditional clues aren't there. We also use word relationship, a knowledge of figurative language, visualization, the part of speech, and the main idea. Your students will learn to utilize all of these tools in this unit of study.
This 44 page document includes:
*suggested learning targets
*a detailed 12 day lesson plan
*materials for modeling, guided practice, and formative assessments
*a short quiz and a longer comprehension test, both with answer keys
*games designed for cooperative learning
*lots of poetry
*a link to social studies content-exploration and colonization of the Americas
During this unit, several of the activities literally made my students cheer! "What game are we playing today?" they'd ask. They also began to use the criteria in their discussions and self-assessment.
Please let me know if you have any questions.