Reflection: ELL Students Confirm the Clues - Section 2: Independent Practice


Including words that were easily decipherable built my students’ confidence.  It was important to me that they be able to experience success using context clues.  As second language learners, my students are accustomed to encountering words they do not know.  This fosters an expectation that they won’t know the word and move on. During the lesson, they would pump their fists and whisper, “Yes!” whenever they were correct after checking the definition in the dictionary.  This lesson gave them the tools needed to figure out unknown words, thereby increasing their reading comprehension.

  Building Confidence
  ELL Students: Building Confidence
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Confirm the Clues

Unit 2: Sarah, Plain and Tall
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: SWBAT analyze words, phrases, and sentences to determine the meaning of unknown words and confirm their meaning using a dictionary.

Big Idea: After using context clues to decipher the meaning of unknown words, students use the dictionary to confirm the meaning.

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