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Pledge of Allegiance Day 4

Guided Reading

Lesson 4

The Pledge of Allegiance


Learners will be able to identify synonyms for vocabulary in the Pledge of Allegiance.


The teacher reviews with the students the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance and the promise that they are making each time that they recite the Pledge. The teacher then also reviews the words that were defined the previous day, asking the students to recall the definition of the unfamiliar words.


The teacher leads the students in a choral reading exercise and then allows the students to work with their assigned partners.


The teacher distributes a marker of sorts to each student. A piece of a sticky note works as a good marker. The teacher then asks the students to do a variety of tasks related to the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. For example: Find me a word that means cannot be divided. The students would recognize that as indivisible place their markers on that word. The teacher does this with all unfamiliar words.


I will know students are able to identify synonyms of words in the Pledge of Allegiance when they place markers over the correct synonyms when a word is given.

Things to consider:

Most students, even after review from the day before, could not identify the meaning of the words in the Pledge of Allegiance. The answer to ever “Find me a word that means…” was answered “America.” Next time, I would spend an extra day on this and create a written activity to review the concept another way other than orally.

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