11-12.RV.2.5

Select appropriate general and specialized reference materials, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or
clarify its precise meaning, part of speech, etymology, or standard usage.

Learning Outcome:

Acquire and use accurately general academic and content-specific words and phrases at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

I Can Statements Question Stems
-I can consult reference materials to find the pronunciation of a word.
-I can consult reference materials to determine a word's precise meaning, part of speech, etymology, and standard usage.

-Where can you go to find the precise meaning of a word?
-Where can you go to determine a word's part of speech?
-Where can you go to find out how a word is pronounced?
-Where can you go to learn more about a word's etymology?
-Where can you go to learn more about a word's standard usage?

Academic Vocabulary

etymology
standard usage

Looking Back Looking Ahead

Practical Examples, Standards, and Digital Resources

Reading Examples Writing Examples Speaking and Listening Examples
-When tracing the origin of Shakespearean word "unpregnant" as it is used in Hamlet, which of the following would NOT be a credible source?
-Shakespeare-Online.com
-OxfordDictionary.com
-Answers.Yahoo.com
-Shakespeare.MIT.edu
Reading Standards Writing Standards Speaking and Listening Standards
11-12.RN.1
11-12.RN.2.1
11-12.RN.4.2
 
Digital Resources

-Roots, prefixes, and suffixes:

-Pronunication of words:

English Learner Considerations

The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for ELs.They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is age-appropriate.

Additional strategies and the guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for English Learners.

Beginning Intermediate Advanced

-reduce vocabulary list
-allow bilingual aids
-provide simplified/ comprehensible definitions
-allow visual representations of words (drawings, illustrations, clip art, realia, Google image search)

-create appropriate length word list
provide simplified/comprehensible definition

-offer multiple exposures to words
recycle words

Special Education Considerations

The special education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make literacy instruction more accessible for students. Remember to adapt these to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.

Guiding principles regarding literacy instruction for students in special education.

Strategy Examples

Teach content vocabulary

Provide simple definitions

Provide visual definitions

Teach critical vocabulary 

Pre teach vocabulary before reading

Review vocabulary during and after reading

Create a story-specific vocabulary dictionary

Encourage vocabulary use in writing (journals, blogs, short stories)

Create a checklist with required vocabulary

Provide example sentences using required text