Word Up!: Exploring Word Meanings and Origins Using Online Word Sites

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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students use online resources to learn about the meanings, origins and proper uses of unfamiliar words and familiar expressions. Students locate such words and phrases in newspaper articles of their choosing, use online word sites to explore the definitions and histories of each, and create illustrated vocabulary posters incorporating this information in a fun way.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Grammar, Vocabulary & Spelling, English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension

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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Hands-on Learning; Brainstorming