This reading literature lesson asks students to analyze the development of the theme in a text. In this lesson, students will identify specific details in a text that suggest the theme (such as character action, thoughts, and words), and then analyze the development of the theme.
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Determine the Meaning of Unknown Words Using Context Clues
This language lesson covers how to determine the meaning of unknown words by using context clues. In this lesson, students will find the meaning of selected words in nearby individual sentences, paragraphs, or the text as a whole. Prior to this lesson,students should already have worked with context clues as definitions, examples, restatements, relationships, and comparisons (as they have been addressed in lower grades).
This language lesson asks students to interpret euphemism and oxymorons. In this lesson, students will read a passage with key words underlined. Then, they will identify whether the word is an euphemism or oxymoron and interpret its meaning. According to The Internet TSEL Journal, speakers of English use euphemisms to express many everyday realities, and have to decode them daily at work and in the media. Fluency in English requires the understanding of euphemisms, yet they are largely untaught. This lesson addresses that need.
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Analyze The Impact of Word Choices on Tone and Meaning
This reading literature lesson requires students to analyze the impact of word choices in a text. In this lesson, students will read a passage noting word choices (such as connotations, figurative language, or setting), and then analyze why the author chose these words. Finally, they will describe the tone of each word choice and infer the meaning of the passage.