Books and Passages


Grade: 3
Lexile Level: 380L
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Author's Purpose

Build Student Vocabulary rehearse

Tier 2 Word: rehearse
Contextualize the word as it is used in the story "While she worked, the actors rehearsed on stage. The next day was the big dress rehearsal for the play."
Explain the meaning student-friendly definition) To rehearse means to practice something you will perform for others. If the actors in the story are rehearsing for a play, it means they are practicing and preparing for the performance. The dress rehearsal for a play is the very last practice for the play before the performance.
Students repeat the word Say the word rehearse with me: rehearse.
Teacher gives examples of the word in other contexts If I’m going to perform in a dance competition, I will make sure to rehearse my steps. If you are presenting a project in front of class, you should rehearse what you are going to say.
Students provide examples Can you give an example of a time when you might need to rehearse? Start by saying, “I might need to rehearse if ___________________.”
Students repeat the word again. What word are we talking about? rehearse
Additional Vocabulary Words set (of a play), disaster

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Excellent lessons for reading comprehension.

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