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Context Clues Worksheet (Part 3) L.6.4a
3rd - 6th CCSS: Designed
Improve your pupils' reading comprehension by teaching them how to effectively use context clues. There are seven sentences here that contain an underlined word to define using clues. Class members can write their responses and then...
Context Clues: You Be the Detective
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
A straightforward slideshow presentation explains the meaning and use of context clues when defining new words. Each slide presents an example of what context clues are, how to identify them, and how it helps reading comprehension. The...
Using Context Clues with Signal Words
11th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
When you come across an unfamiliar word in a text, do you skip it and move on? Practice using context clues to identify words you don't know with a thorough set of language arts lessons. The resource reinforces close reading and critical...
Using Synonyms and Explanations as Context Clues
5th - 7th CCSS: Adaptable
How can context clues help your young readers understand material better? Focusing on synonyms and explanations as ways to determine word meaning, this activity encourages your class to find context clues within a sentence. An attached...
Context Clues: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to boost vocabulary. Readers choose words from a word bank to complete 15 sentences pertaining to chapters 12-15 of the Mark Twain novel. A great way to acquire new vocabulary through context clues.