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Have students practice determining the meaning of new and challenging vocabulary words by using context clues in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

This resource was designed to give students the tools and practice they need to determine the meaning of new vocabulary words in context. They will examine quotes from the novel that include challenging words, use strategies to decode what they think the definition is, and check to see if their definition is correct.

What's included in the resource?

  •  Powerpoint presentation slides to teach students the strategies they need to know to determine the meaning of an unknown words using context clues (using synonyms, antonyms, examples, general meaning)
  •  A Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief vocabulary booklet for students with quotes from the novel that use challenging vocabulary. Students use context to determine the meaning of the bolded word. There is also a place for the actual definition to be inserted where students can look up the meaning of the words, or you can review them as a class
  •  A 33 slide Powerpoint presentation to review each of the vocabulary words with synonyms/definitions for students to easily understand the new terms

Not only will this resource increase your students' vocabulary, but it will also prepare them with the tools and strategies they need to decode challenging vocabulary terms that they may encounter in future texts they read.

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