Using Music to Understand the Meaning of Words


8.R.4I Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in an informational text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

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This lesson is designed for the student to gather vocabulary knowledge and explore the meaning of new words by identifying them and utilizing thm in new narratives

During this lesson the student will be able to: 

  • determine how the author's use of words and phrases deepens the reader's understanding of the content;
  • explain how the author's use of figurative language further illustrates/expands the meaning and message of the text;
  • explain how the author's use of connotative meanings convey the author's stance/tone within a text;
  • explain how the author's use of technical language helps the reader understand specific processes and procedures in a technical text.

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


18 items in example section

70 items in exercise practice

36 items in test

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