This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Human Dictionary lesson plan.
Students will be able to figure out the meaning of unknown words using various strategies and clues.
Students will be able to identify the characteristics of a compound word with grade level words and phrases using structured language practice strategies and a graphic organizer.
- Explain to students that today they will be learning new strategies to help them understand and use compound words in their everyday reading, conversations, and writing.
- Ask students if they have ever heard of compound words before. Allow a few students to answer and ask students who have heard of compound words to provide a few examples.