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LESSON: Types of Context Clues

DATE: 11/7/2014

PA ACADEMIC STANDARDS:

1.1.7.B: Use word analysis skills, context clues, knowledge of root words as well as a
dictionary or glossary to decode and understand specialized vocabulary in content areas
during reading.
R7.A.1.2.2: Define and/or apply how the meaning of words or phrases changes when
using context clues given in explanatory sentences.
R8.A.2.3.1: Make inferences and/or draw conclusions based on information from text.
R8.A.2.3.2: Cite evidence from text to support generalizations.

Comment [C1]: By researching and applying


standards to this lesson, I showed connection to
NCATE Standard 4.2, align curricular goals teaching
strategies, and organization of environment and
learning experiences. Knowing what standards to
work on helps to better develop the lesson and
head toward set goals.

ASSESSMENT ANCHOR DESCRIPTORS:

R.8.A.2.2: Identify and apply word recognition skills

INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES:

Students will be able to identify the type on context clue used in a sentence.
Students will use context clues to make inferences to find the definitions of unknown
words
Students will be able to explain what context clues lead them to their definition.

MATERIALS/TECHNOLOGY NEEDED:

PowerPoint

LESSON TYPE/ PEDAGOGY: Direct Instruction, Individual Instruction

LESSON OUTLINE:
I. Introduction:
Review of context clues.
o Slides reviewing definition and examples.
II. Main Lesson:
Guided notes for PowerPoint
Types of context clues PowerPoint
o Type 1: Definition/restatement
Have students circle the context clue word/words that help

Comment [C2]: By having the students circle the


helping words context clues in this part of the
lesson, NCATE Standard 4.8, help students make
meaning through personal responses, can be
applied because they make connections and
meaning when they circle the helping context clues.

Meaning is in the sentence


o Type 2: Synonym
Have students circle the context clue word/words that help
Sentence uses another, similar word to define.
o Type 3: Antonym/Opposite/Contrast
Have students circle the context clue word/words that help
Sentence uses opposite word or definition
o Type 4: Example or explanation
Have students circle the context clue word/words that help
Uses examples or word to define

III. Independent Practice:


Types of Context Clues Practice worksheet #1-5
o Using notes from PowerPoint for help
o Write what kind of context clue it is
o Guess a definition based on the clues
IV. Closure:
Go over worksheet #1-5.
o Have students explain reasoning for definitions (what clues they used)
Do #6-10 independently.

ASSESSMENT:

Worksheets, notes.

REFLECTION:

Was the objective met?


If the lesson was repeated, what would I do again and what would I change?
What is the direction for the next lesson?

Comment [C3]: The reflection part of my


lesson plan is for after the lesson. By doing this after
each lesson, I can evaluate myself and improve the
lesson for the next time its taught. This also goes
along with NCATE Standard 2.3, demonstrate
reflective practice, professional development, and
collaboration.