Preparing Students to Read: Word & Inference Walls

Grade 7 / ELA / Reading
CCSS: ELA.L.7.4a

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

L

Language Standards 6-12

7

7th Grade

4a

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., belligerent, bellicose, rebel).

c. Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.

d. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

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Length

7 minutes

Objective

Use word and inference walls to anticipate a new chapter of "The Outsiders"

Questions to Consider

  • According to the teacher, what are the interdisciplinary connections in this lesson?
  • How do the word and inference walls help students anticipate what they will read?
  • How does the teacher engage students in a discussion using the word and inference walls?

Common Core Standards

ELA.L.7.4a

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Common Core Standards
ELA.L.7.4a

Supporting Materials

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  • Instructional Plan.PDF

  • Pre-Reading Activity Cover Sheet.PDF

  • Worksheet and Student Work Cover Sheet.PDF

  • Teacher Commentary.PDF

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