1. Students Will Determine The Meaning Of Unknown Words

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1. Students will determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues.

II. Common Core Standards
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (

III. Materials
1. “Giant Foam Sea Creatures” Brad Bains
2. Context Clue bags (3 for each vocabulary word)
3. Vocabulary word visuals
4. Context Clue Detective recording
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4. Repeat procedure steps 2-3 for each of the vocabulary words.
5. After all words have been completed, discuss the students’ findings as detectives.
6. Start with the word _________________ and call on students to share what they thought was this word meant and how they figured it out using the context clues. Mention the importance of the words around the unknown word; stressing a don’t-give-up attitude.
7. After the students have shared their findings for the first word, show the visual and definition of the word. Discuss similarities and differences with the word’s true definition and what the students thought the word meant.
8. Clarify any misconceptions and discuss how the definition was never given to them until now, but they used the context clues to figure out the meaning.
9. Repeat steps 6-8 for all of the four vocabulary words.
VI. Closure
1. Read a paragraph out of the story and ask the students to fill in a synonym for the newly acquired word. Students can also explain what the sentence means in their own words based on their findings as detectives during the lesson.
2. Encourage students to think back to this lesson when they are reading text. “If you come across one of these words or a new word that you do not know, use the sentence or sentences around the word to figure out the meaning.”
3. If time, ask students to come up with their own sentences using some of these vocabulary words.
VII. Assessment
Students will be assessed informally
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