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“The Search for Vocabulary”. Expanding our vocabulary through reading: The Search for Delicious By Natalie Babbitt. Unit Question: How does reading help me learn and understand new words? Essential Question: Why is reading important?. TEKS.

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“The Search for Vocabulary”

Expanding our vocabulary

through reading:

The Search for Delicious

By Natalie Babbitt


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Unit Question:

How does reading help me learn and understand new words?

Essential Question:

Why is reading

important?


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TEKS

  • 5)  Reading/word identification. The student uses a variety of word identification strategies. The student is expected to:

    • (A)  decode by using all letter-sound correspondences within a word (1-3)

    • (B)  blend initial letter-sounds with common vowel spelling patterns to read words (1-3)

    • (C)  identify multisyllabic words by using common syllable patterns (1-3)

    • (E)  use knowledge of word order (syntax) and context to support word identification and confirm word meaning (1-3); and

    • (F)  read both regular and irregular words automatically such as through multiple opportunities to read and reread (1-3).


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SKILLS WE WILL MASTER:

  • Use context clues to discover the meanings to new words.

  • The proper use of a dictionary and other references to learn the definitions of new words.

  • To solidify the uses of irregular words

  • How to recognize words that have the same vowel sounds.

“Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.”


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Individual Learning Strategies

  • Assigned reading and

    making lists of words not

    familiar with

  • Silent reading in class

    (10-15 min)

  • Write a paragraph on what

    the word “delicious” means to

    you using words learned in this unit


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Group/Class Learning Activities

  • Students take turns reading aloud in reading groups of 2-3 or class

  • Play MadLibs as a class using selected words from The Search for Delicious

  • A project/presentation of the groups favorite word from our unit using varying references


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References

Babbitt, Natalie. The Search for Delicious. New York: The Trumpet Club, 1990.

Armbruster, Bonnie and Jean Osborn. “Vocabulary Instruction.” September 2001. Put Reading First. National Institute for Literacy. 14 February 2007. <http://www.nifl.gov/partnershipforreading/publications/reading_first1.html>


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