Lesson Plan

Vocabulary Focus

Use this lesson to explicitly teach unknown vocabulary words to students using structured language practice strategies. This can be used a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Human Dictionary lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Human Dictionary lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to figure out the meaning of unknown words using various strategies and clues.

Language

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.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • 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.