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 Ask someone to define the Word for You

 

As students participate in word study, they understand the smallest units of meaning (morphemes). The ability to analyze words is a foundational reading skill that is important for vocabulary development. 

 

The strategy to "Ask someone to define the word for you" should be taught as one of the last strategies to use. Why? Students may be in a situation where they can not ask for that support (standardized or classroom testing). or they may not have someone readily available to help. the goal shold be to encourage studetns to be as independent as possible.

 

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