LESSON FOUR: Vocabulary Square
Students continue to develop vocabulary through text using root words and affixes, synonyms and antonyms, context clues, and dictionaries. Students participate in thinking aloud and also apply decoding skills using the New Word Strategies Questionnaire.
R1E Develop vocabulary through text using root words and affixes, synonyms, antonyms, contexts clues, and dictionary.
R1C Apply decoding strategies to problem solve unknown words when reading.
§ Sources of literature
§ Handouts provided
o New Word Strategies Checklist
o Vocabulary Square
§ Words to know
o context clues
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT Assessment Scoring Guide
Students complete the Vocabulary Square graphic organizer. Scoring guide provided.
Think aloud is a method the teacher uses to discuss the mental process good readers use when coming to a new or unfamiliar word. Some decoding strategies to discuss are: chunking words, using affixes, looking for smaller words within words, using context clues, and using a dictionary or glossary.