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Types of Context Clues in Info Texts

Ugh! Unfamiliar vocabulary in informational texts can be a huge stumbling block for our students. Below are several types of clues you can teach students based on the work of Baumann and colleagues. I’m not sure I’d give students this list. Instead I made a bookmark like the one below for a lesson with fourth …Read more

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Powerful Vocabulary to Explain Powerful Nonfiction

Making sense of nonfiction narratives related to history is easier if students recognize themes or central ideas the authors are revealing AND have a strong grasp on vocabulary they can use to help them describe these themes. Imagine how understanding and using words like perseverance, courage, tenacity, and despair┬ácan lift the level of access to …Read more

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