Guided Comprehension: Knowing How Words Work Using Semantic Feature Analysis


  • May 19 2011 11:20 AM

    Great resource for ld students // Erica Marquez

    This looks like a great resource for LD students who struggle with reading comprehension and inference.

  • Aug 15 2010 8:00 PM

    Gail Zeigler

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise standards matching team.

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This lesson, one of a series from ReadWriteThink, introduces students to the comprehension strategy of knowing how words work. Students learn semantic feature analysis, a strategy that teaches them to identify characteristics associated with related words or concepts. In this example, students examine folktales, myths, and fables and use semantic feature analysis to better understand these terms and the texts that they are reading. A link to an interactive Venn diagram is also found on this page. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts