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Making Meaning

Making Meaning explores:

  • Understanding

  • New words

  • A Speaker’s and

  • Author’s Overall Meaning, Writing, Clarity, Purpose


As students become comfortable with the literacy processes and routines, they begin to summarize and make inferences about what is spoken and written.


The theme, message, author’s purpose, controlling idea, thesis, claim, and audience are learned, practiced, and applied to fiction, poetry, informational, argumentative, connected texts, and research.

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