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Solving Word Meanings: Engaging Strategies for Vocabulary Development

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Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 45-minute sessions plus extensions
Lesson Author

Scott Greenwood, Ed.D.

Scott Greenwood, Ed.D.

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Kevin Flanigan

West Chester, Pennsylvania


International Literacy Association


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November 16, 2016

This is great material! I like how there are several examples with explanations. Its very easy to understand and follow. I used it in my class and it was helped students understand.
Thank you for this.


Suzy Wade

September 21, 2016

What a great resource for teaching an invaluable reading and comprehension skill. Thank you so much


Donna Ferraiolo

October 17, 2015

This looks great! I am working on enhancing my students understanding of vocabulary meaning in context, so this will be a great activity to begin our work. I'm thinking it could be a weekly activity with just changing the words each week to fit what text we are going to be focusing on. Thank you for the resource!


Becky Fetterolf, Senior Editor

March 01, 2013

Thank you for your comment, Cathie. I've fixed the link in the Resources list so you should now be able to access the correct printout.


Cathie O'Malley

January 27, 2013

I'm planning to use this lesson but the semantic gradient/context clues continued worksheet is the same as the first one and doesn't include the additional text as stated in the lesson plan. I was wondering if the correct one is available?



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