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Literal and Nonliteral Meanings in Words
This set ties directly to the 3rd grade common core Language standard 5: Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Included in this download are exit tickets, I cans and an assessment that cover:
• Distinguishing the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g. take steps)
• Identifying real-life connections between words and their use (e.g. describe people who are friendly or helpful)
• Distinguishing shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g. knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered)
The exit tickets are a quick way for students to show what they know and for the teacher to assess their lesson. It also gives a quick snapshot of the material covered that day and who needs to be retaught.
I Can Statements:
The I Can statements help guide the math lessons. They are in kid friendly language so the students know exactly what they will be learning.
The assessment can be given at the end of the unit to determine how much students have learned.
About the Seller
I have taught for five years. I taught fifth grade for a year, a third-fourth split and straight third for the other years. Before I received my teaching license I worked with a preschool and an afterschool program that served Title 1 students K-6. I have been selected by my district to lead professional developments on the language arts and math common core. There, I trained teachers of all ranges in the new standards.
I believe in using Whole Brain Teaching. It actively encourages students to participate in a fun, yet controlled, manner. Students learn more when they are speaking, explaining, and showing all at the same time.
I received my Master's degree in Instructional Design and Teacher of the Year award from my school district.
I received my Bachelors from the University of Utah. While there, also received my English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement. Two years later I graduated with my Masters of Education, Instrucational Design.
I love what I do! I find it thrilling to come to work everyday and help my students learn and grow. I love finding new and exciting ways to teach my students that are researched based and tied to the common core.