1. Topic-
English Language Learners
2. Content-
Strand 1: Reading Process (Grade 8)
Concept 4: Vocabulary
PO 2. Use context to identify the meaning of unfamiliar words (e.g., definition, example, restatement, synonym, contrast).
PO 3. Use context to identify the intended meaning of words with multiple meanings (e.g., definition, example, restatement, or contrast).
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Student will use context clues to help understand the meaning of unfamiliar words.
2.Student will use context clues to determine the meaning of multiple meaning words.
4. Objectives-
1.Student will create a context clue paragraph.
2.Student will analyze words with multiple meaning.
5. Materials and Aids-
Paper, pencil, word web, reading material
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Display an unfamiliar vocabulary word in a sentence.
2.Have the students try to figure out what the word means.
3.Have the students find the clues and show how they figured it out.

B. Development-

1.Discuss words with many meaning and how they can tell what the meaning of the word is in the sentence.
2.Complete a few examples to model how to understand, then complete several with the class until you get thumbs up for an understanding.

C. Practice-

1.Now have the students work in groups to find all the meanings of a word.
2.Next have them read the sentences and figure out which meaning belongs to the word.
3.Last they will explain how they knew the meaning to each other.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Complete worksheets with exercises on identifying the meaning of the words, then the context that helped to understand the meaning.
2.The student will create their own paragraph with nonsense words and have a peer figure out the meaning of the words.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.One on one tutoring if needed.
2.Simpler sentences and less sentences to complete.
3.More time if needed.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Ask questions: Why is it important to now how to find the meaning of unfamiliar words?

G. Closure-

1.Have the students give the connotative definition of context clues.

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