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(Time Allowed: Aug 18 Sep 5 ) (2014-2015 READING Instructional Curriculum PlanGrade: K-5Unit 1- Vocabulary and Fluency )





Students will go over grade appropriate vocabulary, their meaning, and relationships. Students will break apart vocabulary to go over the parts of the word. Students will go over how to use context clues to find out information including within a dictionary.

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Choose a book from the above text list. You may choose more than one if you are working in small groups. Then select a task from the above list to have students complete when you are finished teaching the text.

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Essential Understanding: (Concrete)

Students will be able to increase reading fluency.

Students will identify parts of a word.

Students will be able to identify advanced word / phrase relationships and their meanings.

Students will be able to build grade-appropriate vocabulary using strategies including context clues and study of word parts.

Essential Understanding (Representation)

Students will be able to decipher unknown words using context clues in text.

Students will be able to use a dictionary to find unknown words.

Suggested Instructional Resources

*Word Wall

*Desk Dictionary

*Fill in the blank Vocab

*Reading Wonders Vocab games

Essential Questions

Why is it important to know what a word means?

How do you use a dictionary?

Where are places that you can find out what a word means?



Appropriate: Suitable or fitting for the situation.

Rate: The speed at which something is done.

Context Clues: Text surrounding the unknown word.

Prefix: Comes before a word

Suffix: Comes after a word

Homograph: A word spelled the same with a different meaning



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