This language lesson teaches students to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by using antonyms within the text. This lesson is very impactful for English learners or ELD students. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for assessments. In this lesson, students will identify signal words in the sentence that indicate the opposite of a bolded word. Then, they identify the meaning of the bolded word. For example, if the students do not know the meaning of the word “hectic”, they can use the contrasting word calm to determine that “hectic” must mean not calm or very busy.
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