E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: E.T. Phone Home
Language Arts → Reading → Context Clues
Gertie spends some time with E.T. and teaches him a few English words and dresses him up in a funny outfit. E.T. then becomes slightly more proficient in English and repeats the words, "phone" and "home," several times while point towards the sky. Although E.T. does not explicitly tell us his desires, we can understand through his verbal language that he wants to get in contact with his home planet.
Public Discussion Questions
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Common Core State StandardsDistinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).
Common Core State StandardsUse context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a wor...
Common Core State StandardsUse context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a...
Common Core State StandardsUse context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in ...