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Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

Sep 6, 2017 2:57pm

I am having a hard time creating a lesson for this. Any strategies?

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    • Sep 16, 2017 10:16am

      When teaching the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, try instructing students to identify the nearest familiar/known word before or and after the word or phrase for which they do not understand, and then make an association with the text being studied with the word or phrase. I call this step "text to self" and the prior steps "text to world" and text to text. Actually, this strategy is the age-old implementation of context clues.