Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Understanding Similar Sounds: Homophones in Literature - Section 2: Understanding Homonyms: An Intervention Based on Student Work


Today's look at vocab is a direct intervention based on students' reading and in-class conversations. As we grappled with these terms today, the use of homophones allowed students to draw connections to prior knowledge they had about the terms, such as the aforementioned reference to Katniss and Hawkeye. In particular, using context clues allowed the students to make sense of the terms on their own, and understanding "aquiver" came from a student drawing connection to the symbolism of spring as a time of rebirth, and a connection to the symbolism of Easter.  

  Addressing Student Vocabulary Deficiencies
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Addressing Student Vocabulary Deficiencies
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Understanding Similar Sounds: Homophones in Literature

Unit 12: Literacy: Naturalism and Understanding Conflict in the American Short Story
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: SWBAT analyze the impact of word choice on tone by distinguishing the definitions of homophones. SWBAT analyze character and theme by developing their own test questions.

Big Idea: Looking back and looking ahead; it's a day to tie up loose ends regarding diction and prep students for what comes next with the their unit test.

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English / Language Arts, Short Stories, Literature, homophones, Comprehension (Reading), Fictional Literature, Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour, Test Review, Student Generated Questions
  25 minutes
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