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Meaningful Sentences: Vocabulary Development for the Digital Classroom

Grade Levels
2nd - 8th
Resource Type
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  • Microsoft OneDrive
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30 pages
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Digital graphic organizers take students through the process of writing meaningful sentence. Students learn to use context clues and synonyms to write complete correct sentences that demonstrate the meaning of a word. 12 editable slides can be used repeatedly for vocabulary words for any subject.

In order to write their own sentence demonstrating the meaning of a word, students will have to have a deep understanding of the vocabulary word. This is deeper level thinking than matching words to definitions or rote memorization.

This resource contains:

*a teacher PDF download with a link to click for the digital resource

*a digital teacher's manual in Google Classroom

*A digital student resource

The student resource contains:

Slide 1: Title Slide

Slide 2: What is a meaningful sentence?

Slide 3: Introduction to Context Clues

Slide 4:Introduction to Synonyms

Slide 5: Example: Plan a Meaningful Sentence

Slide 6: Example: Write a Meaningful Sentence

Slide 7: Tech Tip: Highlight Words

Slide 8: Tech Tip: Define the Word

Slide 9: Tech Tip: Highlight Words

Slide 10: Tech Tip: Use a Thesaurus

Slides 11-22: Plan the Meaningful Sentence and Write the Meaningful Sentence Graphic Organizers in 6 Colors (These can be used repeatedly with any vocabulary word.)

This resource can be used at any grade level with any subject because you will chose the vocabulary words for students to work with.

This is a digital resource that is designed for use in Google Slides. Directions are also provided for use with Microsoft One Drive.

This resource supports these standards:

Determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4

Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L 2.4.A, 3.4.A, 4.4.A, 5.4.A, 6.4.A, 7.4.A, 8.4.A

Use reference materials, both in print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L 2.4.E, 3.4.D, 4.4.C, 5.4.C, 6.4.C, 7.4.C, 8.4.C

Use technology to produce and publish writing

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W 2.6, 3.6, 4.6, 5.6, 6.6, 7.6, 8.6

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Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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).
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
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 or its part of speech.
Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.


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