Our Word Relationships lesson plan for grades 4-6 introduces young students to the relationship between words. The lesson opens with various examples of relationships, such as the relationship between siblings or a mother and child. Then the lessons lists groups of words, and the students must determine why these words go together. The lesson helps students recognize the meaning of words beyond their basic definitions, and how they connect words to other words. During this lesson, students are asked to create their own categories in which to sort a list of words that they’re given. Students are also asked to match categories with their descriptions.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of word relationships and nuance in word meanings, as well as define and sort words into categories.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5