Students will be able to use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
Students will be able to define words with synonyms using graphic organizers.
Facilitate a Think-Pair-Share about the question: "What are the different ways you can move across a room?"
Point out instances where students suggest the same mode of moving across a room with different words (e.g., marching, stomping). Engage the class in a discussion about whether they think those words mean the same thing or if there are differences in them.
Tell the class that today's lesson will be about synonyms, which are words that mean the same or almost the same thing.