Digging for Clues: Effective Vocabulary Strategies

Resource ID#: 148644 Type: Tutorial

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Subject(s): English Language Arts, Science
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Internet Connection, Speakers/Headphones, Adobe Flash Player, Smart Phone/Tablet
Instructional Time: 20 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area:Yes
Keywords: Context Clues, Vocabulary, Dictionary, Terms, Fossils, Clues
Instructional Component Type(s): Tutorial Professional Development
Resource Collection: Original Teacher Tutorials

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