Aim: Using context clues to help us learn information about life in the Indus River Valley.
Materials: Copied page of “The Indus River Valley” taken from Ancient India by Teacher Created Resources and iPads.
Do Now: Vocabulary Review – Remove the word that does not belong in the set.
- Christianity / Hinduism / Communism / Islam
- Indus Valley / Mohenjo-Daro/Babylon/Sumer
- Indus River/ Arabian Sea / Indus Plain / Bay of Bengal
- Aryans / Mesopotamians / Mohenjo-Daro / Egyptians
Mini Lesson: 1) Describe and provide examples of different types of context clues.
- synonym or antonym
Guided Practice: Together we will continue to read the next paragraph and use the context clues to define the word “flourished.”
Independent Work: Continue reading the text on your own and pull out words that are unknown to you and use the Popplet application on the iPad to create a web that displays the type of context clue provided, the meaning of the word, and an image/symbol that represents the word.
Share: Students will pair up and share their Popplet created webs with a neighbor at their table. Selected students will then share their Popplet created webs with the whole class.
Summary: How did using context clues help us learn about the Indus Valley Civilization?