Reflection: Student Led Inquiry What's That Word Mean? Informational Text - Section 3: Let's Get Excited!


One big focus of this lesson is to encourage students to notice there there is text with bold words. Second graders typically always notice this informational text feature and, therefore, lose the author's emphasis on the word. 

As we step back and talk about this strategy, I want to highlight for the students that the author makes words bold because they are important. My hope is that they will begin to notice this text feature and then stop and think about the definition (as this lesson emphasizes).

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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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