May 6, 2014

posted May 6, 2014, 4:22 AM by Jeff Maxim

RL5.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Mini Lesson

We'll be determining the meaning of vocabulary words today. There's two main ways you've learned to figure out the meaning of words you don't know:
  1. Use the dictionary, and a website such as WordCentral can be particularly helpful.
  2. Use context clues to determine the meaning of the word. Here's a lesson that will show you more about how to use context clues.

Today's assignment

Today, you'll begin preparing for a vocabulary quiz on difficult words from Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli. 

  • The words that will be on the quiz are available here
  • Enter those words into your Personal Dictionary that you have saved on your Google Drive.

What you'll be graded on

  1. Have you entered all 10 words into your dictionary?
  2. Did you include both a definition and a sentence?

Need Extra Help?

  • Check-in with some of the classmates are your table.

Finish early?