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  • The Affix Garden

    Students manipulate shapes (flower=prefix, stem=root word, suffix=leaf) to learn about affixes and create words.

    Leveled Standards: l4a Workforce Readiness Skills: Reading and Writing
  • Context Clues: Opening Night

    Students read a short passage and use context clues to determine word meanings.

    Leveled Standards: l4b Workforce Readiness Skills: Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing
  • Categorizing Activity

    Teacher models identifying key words in a nonfiction reading and sorting them into categories; students read another short passage and apply their categorization skills.

    Leveled Standards: l5a Workforce Readiness Skills: Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Time, Task, and Resource Management
  • Figurative Language: Tractors Take Over

    Students analyze the figurative language in a short passage from Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

    Leveled Standards: l5c Workforce Readiness Skills: Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Time, Task, and Resource Management
  • Job Search Vocabulary

    Students research specific jobs and markets using opens in a new window Virginia Workforce Connection; they identify and define unknown words and use them in resumé building, cover letter writing, and mock interviewing.

    Leveled Standards: l6e Workforce Readiness Skills: Integrity, Teamwork, Self-representation, Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing, Lifelong Learning, Job Acquisition and Advancement, Internet Use and Security