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Understanding Implied Meaning

In this lesson, students learn how to identify and understand implied meaning in written texts. They learn the difference between the commonly confused words “imply” and “infer” and practice reading between the lines and inferring the meaning of unfamiliar words. This lesson includes vocabulary review practice, comprehension, and assessment.

Vocabulary
  • spell something out
  • read between the lines
  • draw conclusions
  • literal
  • implied
  • inference
  • prior knowledge
  • unfamiliar
  • decipher
  • utilize
  • explicitly
  • implicitly
  • convey
Grammar
  • imply vs. infer
Printable Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • writing practice
  • assessment
Digital Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Quote(Reference)
  • Sentence Stems(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Language Focus A(Reference)
  • Language Focus B(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Multiple-Choice)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Type in the Blanks)
  • Practice A: Unfamiliar Words(Reference)
  • Practice A: Questions(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Practice B: Reading Between the Lines(Reference)
  • Practice B: Questions(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Practice C: Show Don't Tell(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Assessment A(Reference)
  • Assessment B(Open-Ended Questions)