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Read how to find clues in context
on page 3 to gather a big picture view that will help students play with ways to find word meanings in context.
Decide what words you want to use
as you learn how to gain insights from the content. If you choose to use an included reading, titled – “Act like a genius” pages 4-6 you will also have students worksheets – “Guess the meaning from context” – p. 6 to help students locate meanings from the context.
You will also find a “Guess the meaning – answer key”
(on page 10) so that students can grade their own practice work.
Students love the Stump-the-student-word-in-context game
(on page 11) that works well with my list of words from the “Act like a genius” pages 4-6, or with unfamiliar words that students choose from their text or lesson.
Check out the game directions for stump-the-student game
– page 11. You will need a list of 15 unfamiliar words (from my list or the one your students create) and you will need the cards on pages 12 – 16. These can be cut out and laminated – so that each small team of 4 has a set. Reshuffle the 16 cards each time used with a word list. They are designed to work with any new word list students create in space provided on page 16 or with the list included in these materials – also on page 16.
Introduce the word-in-context game cards
(p. 12) so that students look forward to a game that learns and uses new words – in ways that relate to students beyond class.
Finally, you will find included here – a multiple intelligence mini-word presentation task
- page 17 so that your students practice new word access through several intelligences. You can use all or a few of these materials – and re-use them continually as students encounter new words.
Have fun and enjoy new words acquired – and as you master vocabulary standards below:
• L.11-12.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
o Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
o Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., conceive, conception, conceivable).
o Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, its etymology, or its standard usage.
o Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
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