Anita Archer - Vocabulary Instruction - 2nd Grade

In this eight minute video, Anita Archer models a vocabulary lesson with second graders in which students are explicitly taught the meanings of words found in text they have just read. She models specific word instruction strategies by having students decode the word, giving a brief student-friendly definition, and then given examples of the word in different contexts. Students are also given the chance to demonstrate understanding of a word by using it in context.

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Content Area

  • NVACS English Language Arts

Resource Type(s)

  • Miscellaneous


  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade


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Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • RF.4.3a - Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
  • RF.3.3b - Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
  • L.5.4b - Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis).

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