Reflection: Grappling with Complexity Vocabulary, iPads, and Sentence Sharing - Section 3: Sharing and Teaching


When completing the sharing portion, I want to talk more about context clues. With the class being the authors they can analyze each other's writing and the ability to determine their vocabulary word's meaning. When each group shares their sentence we will then discuss how easy it was to determine the word's meaning using the sentence's structure. We also discuss how we could edit the sentence to be better for the reader and how they use context clues to figure out words. 

  Grappling with Complexity: Sharing
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Vocabulary, iPads, and Sentence Sharing

Unit 18: Number the Stars Literature Unit
Lesson 17 of 19

Objective: SWBAT research, define, and write their own sentences using specific words from Number the Stars.

Big Idea: Every two chapters, I have students learn six new vocabulary words. In this lesson, students will use the iPads to find their definitions and work in groups to create a sentence to share the meaning and to teach the class the new word.

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