Reflection: Adjustments to Practice What Does it Mean: Using Synonyms to Figure Out the Meaning of New Words - Section 1: Introduction


This lesson began as a lesson on different type of context clues. However, when I asked to students to share how they figure out tricky words, so many of them shared the they replace the word or just skip over it. I decided that it was more important for me to make sure they have a foundation in figuring out new words before I teach them about the different types. 

So when students shared that they just replace it or skip it, I decided to change my lesson and focus on replacing a word with a new one. I reminded them that often the author choses a certain word that is important to a reader. Therefore, even after we replace the tricky word, we still have to pay attention to the over all meaning of words in that sentence.

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What Does it Mean: Using Synonyms to Figure Out the Meaning of New Words

Unit 10: Preparing for Reading
Lesson 8 of 13

Objective: SWBAT replace a word with a synonym in order to understand a sentence.

Big Idea: One strategy to use when students come across a new word is to replace it with one they know.

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