TASC Module 2, Workshop 4

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Workshop 4: Vocabulary and Background Knowledge – Effective practices for choosing and introducing words and for reinforcing vocabulary learning; and building/activating background knowledge and summarizing/paraphrasing multiple readings.

Lesson Plan 04

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Building vocabulary and activating background knowledge calls for several elements to interact simultaneously: word knowledge, fluency, comprehension, and writing. This module offers instruction to help clarify the meaning of words and phrases; how to use context clue strategies to determine meaning; establishing an understanding of figurative language; and interpreting figures of speech.

Lesson plan activities include: using context clues; using idioms; and using analogies to interpret figures of speech.