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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
 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).
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.”
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
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
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_fir
   st1.html>

								
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