Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Newsela and Context Clues

Introducing Newsela  Today we are going to begin using a new online reading program called Newsela, which features engaging informative nonfiction articles at your reading level. After reading the day's article (today's is entitled 'Afghan children playing war wind up in hospital; police take away toy guns') take the accompanying quiz to check your understanding. To get started, go to the link here and get registered using the following codes: 2nd Period - N6GWEJ, 3rd Period - F8ZRV2, and 5th Period - XB7S8C. Next, select "Sign in with Google" and you're on your way. Good luck!

Context Clues (Day 2)  Let's continue to practice learning how to use context clues as a strategy to figure out the meaning of unknown words. To begin, let's listen to a musical tribute to the wonders of context clues by checking out the video below.  


Now let's practice using context clues by exploring the activity here.

Next, let's have some fun with context clues by playing some online games here and here.  

Finally, go to your Language Arts Google Classroom and locate the assignment Context Clues Practice and continue to familiarize yourself with the wonders of context clues. 

Homework  Continue working on the assignment Context Clues Practice, which must be completed and 'turned in' by Friday, August 21