Lesson Plan

Master Decoders

Being a fluent reader means being able to use different strategies to figure out unknown words. In this lesson, students learn how to use pictures and context clues.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use pictures and context clues to figure out unknown words.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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Introduction

(5 minutes)
What Does the Picture Tell You?Read/Guess/CheckWord Meaning: Picture Clues
  • Ask, “Have you ever come across a word that’s tricky to read?”
  • Have a few students share their experiences. Then ask, “What do you do to help you read words you don’t understand?”

Beginning:

  • Review the definition of the word "tricky" in English and student's home language (L1).
  • Have students share both words that have been tricky to read and words they have encountered in spoken language.

Intermediate:

  • Ask students to work with a partner to share tricky words.
  • Give an example of what you do to understand tricky words (for example, go back and reread) to model how to respond.