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8th Grade, Vocabulary: Understanding Words in Context

Marisa Hammond Olivares; (GT, ELA, ESL, ELL, SPED)
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(265)
SAT, PSAT Prep: A weekly SMALL GROUP vocabulary workshop targeted at mastering context clues, improving reading comprehension, and developing confidence; includes identifying synonyms, antonyms, and word parts. SMALL GROUP - 10 words per week. #academic

Class experience

US Grade 8
Students are expected to significantly improve vocabulary, context clue awareness and achieve growth in reading comprehension. These skills will greatly influence the performance on the vocabulary section of the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and state testing.
About me -
~ I have taught English Language Arts in middle school for 17 years.
~ I am ELA certified for grades 4th through 8th.
~ I am certified as a generalist in Early Childhood - 4th Grade.
~ I am certified in ESL for grades Early Childhood - 12th Grade.
~ I am certified in Special Education for grades Early Childhood - 12th Grade.
Homework Offered
On occasion, students will receive pdf files or Google Forms with vocabulary questions. These assignments are optional and are the responsibility of the student. Contact me if you need feedback on your results. Note, I highly recommend that the students complete these assignments. This will significantly improve their mastery of identifying context clues and will subsequently broaden their vocabulary.
Assessments Offered
Mid-Fall Break No Classes for me during the Week of October 10th ******************************** INTERACTIVES & ASSESSMENTS - Students will be assessed in a variety of ways: ~ Through interactive in-class participation ~ Google Form ~ Quizlet ~ Kahoot! ~ Padlet
Grades Offered

However, many students find that creating their own "dictionary" with each of their new words is a great study guide. A simple composition book from the dollar store is a great choice.
Students should have access to the following forms and sites:
~ Google Form
~ Google Docs
~ Quizlet
~ Kahoot!
~ Padlet

Suggestion: A Gmail that is specifically designated for your learner makes this process easier. 
Star Educator
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(265)
My English courses are centered around thought-provoking critical reading skills, effective writing, and verbalizing one's interpretation of a literary text. I believe in living, laughing, and learning. My learning goals are for my students to... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 173 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-15
2-6 learners per class

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