Reflection: Lesson Planning Santa's Real or Nonsense Words - Section 2: Introduction to Students


This lesson went pretty well; however, I would have changed just a little!
Originally, I only provides students with one example of real and nonsense words.  As I passed out the cards to students, I realized that I needed to give them a little more background knowledge.  Since my students had no prior experience with nonsense words, I wanted to make sure that they could really connect with this lesson to develop a conceptual understanding.  To do this, I decided to make real and nonsense words applicable to students' lives!  So, I provided students with these sentences:
"I will zip my jacket.  (wait time)  Now, did that make sense?"  (Students said, "Yes.")
"I will zed my jacket.  (wait time)  Now, did that make sense?" (Students said, "No.")
"You are correct, zed does not make sense.  That's because it's a nonsense word.  They way you can tell if a word is a nonsense word is to use it in a sentence like I just did.  If it fits in a sentence, it's a real word.  If it sounds like nonsense, it probably is!"
After that, I saw the light-bulbs turning on and I really this this real-word example helped students understand the concept!

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Santa's Real or Nonsense Words

Unit 14: Holiday Happiness
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT distinguish between real and nonsense words by sounding them out.

Big Idea: Does it make sense; is it nonsense? You tell me!

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English / Language Arts, summary, spelling, words
  21 minutes
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