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Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text

Use this lesson to reinforce using sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. This can be used as a stand alone activity or a support the Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to determine the meaning of words and phrases in grade appropriate text.

Language

Students will be able to read and understand unknown words with sentence level context using sentence frames.

Introduction

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  • Ask students, "When you come to a tricky word in a book you are reading, what do you do?"
  • Allow a few students to share their answers while you record their answers on the whiteboard.
  • Explain that context clues are clues in the text that can give readers hints about the meaning and structure of a new word, as well as how it can be used in a sentence. Explain to students that today they will be looking at the words and phrases before and after a tricky word to figure out the meaning of the word.
  • Write and read the following language objective in student-friendly language on the board and ask the students to choral chant the language objective back to you:
    • I can read grade level text with unknown words by using sentence level context and sentence frames for support.

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second grade
Subject Reading & Writing