Reflection: Coherence What's That Word Mean? Informational Text - Section 2: Materials


I had intended to use a SIP worksheet (Sentence-Illustration-Parts of a Word) for this lesson to help students organize their definitions. I thought this would help with spacing and word placement. However, I listed my words on the board and realized that it was easier just to give them some lined paper (as provided in the materials). 

Often, as you model skills and organize them on the board, you may realize that what made sense in the planning stage does not make sense in the moment of the lesson. Students need to organize their thoughts, but it does not always have to be on a specialized worksheet. I bridged the lined paper that we used back to a science lesson when we defined vocabulary. 

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What's That Word Mean? Informational Text

Unit 8: Vocabulary within Informational Text
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT use the SIP strategy to determine the meaning of words in an informational text.

Big Idea: Sentences, illustrations and parts of a word...these help us figure out the meaning of the word!

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