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How Pictures Can Help Us Read

In this lesson, students will learn how to decode unknown words in a texts using context clues. Students will be introduced to the idea of opposites and will practice identifying opposites. This lesson can be used on its own or as support for the lesson Is It the Same?
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Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to use context clues to read and define unknown words in a text.

Language

Students will be able to decode grade-level words using illustrations and visual cues for support.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Teach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceOpposites
  • Show students the front cover of the book Big Bear, Small Mouse without telling them the title of the book.
  • Instruct the class to turn and talk to a partner about what they see on the cover. Ask each pair to think about what they think the book might be called.
  • Invite several pairs to share their ideas and explain why they chose the title they did using the sentence frame, "I think the book is called ________ because ________."

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kindergarten
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