8th Grade, Vocabulary: Understanding Words in Context
Marisa Hammond Olivares; (GT, ELA, ESL, ELL, SPED)
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
US Grade 8th grade
~ SMALL GROUP ~ I absolutely LOVE teaching context clues! Building vocabulary and word choice awareness can be fun; it is almost like detective work. Learning to master context clues is a sure way to help build vocabulary, identify connotations, and improve reading comprehension. More importantly, these skills will get you ready for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. WHAT ARE CONTEXT CLUES? The words, phrases, or sentences around an unfamiliar word can provide clues about the meaning of a word....
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 OfferedOn 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 OfferedMid-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
0None 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.
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Meet the teacher
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. With this said, my learning goals are for my...
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