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Lesson Title The Vocabulary of Saving and Investing Money
Unit Title Goal Achievement
NRS Level Level 4
Length of Lesson 60 minutes
Lesson Purpose

Students will use context clues to determine the meanings of new words in articles about personal finance. Students will need to use this skill in future class, on exams, and in the workplace. Students will learn about the importance of saving and some basic ways to invest their money.

Related Documents
The-Vocabulary-of-Saving-Student-Handout-and-Answer-Key.docx context-cluesrev8192.pdf
Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to determine the meaning of new words from context clues.


Student Target

I can use context clues to determine the meaning of new words.

CCR Standards
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
Language Anchor 4: Level D
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. 

    a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

    b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., audience, auditory, audible).

    c. Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.

    d. Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
  • Acquire and use accurately level-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
KYAE Employability Standards
  • E.7 Accurately analyze information and respond appropriately.

  • E.8 Interact with others in a professional manner.