Students need to comprehend and evaluate formal, informal, and specialized language to understand literary and informational texts. The Slang and Jargon lesson, for grades 4–8, will help your students identify and interpret different types of language. This lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books. The Slang and Jargon lesson can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced. The lesson also includes a separate Answer Key PDF.