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9th - 10th Grade Vocabulary: Understanding Words in Context

Marisa Hammond Olivares; (GT, ELA, ESL, ELL, SPED)
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High School Edition: A weekly 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. Prepare for the vocabulary section of the PSAT & SAT #academic

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 10
  • 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.
Homework Offered
At the end of class, students will receive a pdf of the words and slides that were shared during the lesson. The last two slides contain the optional challenge assignments. Students may send me their responses for feedback. 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
*** Informal & Formative assessments are a natural part of my interactive teaching style. INTERACTIVES & ASSESSMENTS - Students will be assessed in a variety of ways: ~ Through interactive in-class participation ~ Kahoot!
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.
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Students should have access to Kahoot!
~ Per Children Privacy Policy, U.S. students under 13 and non-U.S. students under 16 have the following limits:
They cannot sign in with email (must use username or Apple, Google, or Microsoft)

Suggestion: A Gmail designated explicitly for your learner makes this process easier. 
Students should have access to Kahoot!
Joined July, 2020
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree
Texas Teaching Certificate - English/Language Arts
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 166 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-16
2-6 learners per class

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