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Context Clues

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Challenge young learners to read between the lines with an activity that focuses on making inferences and using context clues. As class members read short passages that provide several context clues to the meaning of a word in bold, they...
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Vocabulary Instructional Routine: Multiple Meaning Words in Context

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Tackle multiple-meaning words with your youngsters using this scaffolded lesson which features a detailed script. Begin with the word shoulder, using context clues to help scholars understand the meaning. Next, they observe a second...
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Modals and Their Meaning in Context

For Students 5th - Higher Ed
By focusing on an oil-related theme, learners answer questions using context clues. They assign meaning to each highlighted modal in an example sentence from a word bank of choices. (Examples of meaning choices include impossibility...
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Word Meanings from Context

For Students 5th - 6th
Here is a vocabulary worksheet in which your scholars determine the meaning of 10 words using context clues from short readings. They choose from among four words and write their answers on the blank lines at the bottom of the page. They...
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Appropriate Words or Expressions in Context

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this entertaining presentation, middle school students consider a variety of ways to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate words and expressions by looking at context clues. After going over some strategies, students take...
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Using Context Clues with Signal Words

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Vocabulary in Context

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The four common types of context clues—examples, synonyms, antonyms, and a general sense of the sentence or passage—are the focus of a resource that provides clear explanations, examples, and opportunities for readers to practice the...
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Read Words in Context

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The vocabulary acquisition strategy of reading words in context is the focus of a packet that includes models for how to use context to determine the meaning of 15 words.
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Vocabulary Words PowerPoint

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Give your class members proper guidelines for completing vocabulary work using this PowerPoint, which prompts learners to provide definitions based on context clues, then dictionary definitions, synonyms and antonyms, and finally, a...
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Vocabulary - Words in Context

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
What do you call a rabbit with a sense of humor? A funny bunny! Beginning with a Hink Pink Think activity, pupils discover meanings of words through an engaging learning game. Next, individuals explore ways to discover word meanings in a...
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Using Context Clues

For Teachers 3rd
Teach your third graders how to find the meanings of words using context clues. Using this reading lesson, discuss how readers can find the meaning of a word by using the sentences around it. They then complete a worksheet in which they...
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MyVocabulary.com: Word Roots NAT, TRACT, SEQU Beginner Context Story

For Students 6th - 9th
A great way for Language Arts or English Lanuage Learners to get more exposure to vocabulary terms, this resource provides a short passage containing 12 vocabulary words with the roots NAT, TRACT or SEQU. Print this resource and have...
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Context Clues

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Practice context clues in your second grade class with this reading activity about penguin colonies. After reading a passage about penguins and their life cycles, students define words based on their context clues. A worksheet is...
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Context Clues

For Teachers 9th
Work on context clues with your ninth graders in this lesson, which focuses on identifying and analyzing clues to define unfamiliar words. They identify context clues in a passage to recognize words they haven't seen before, and then...
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Word Roots 1: Dict, Vent, Duct Intermediate Context Story 2

For Students 8th - 12th
Play this audio recording for your class to improve pronunciation and reinforce context for the given vocabulary words. Consider having classmates repeat each vocabulary word out loud after the recording has pronounced it once. You might...
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Context Clues Worksheet (Part 1) L.6.4a

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Practice using context clues to determine the meaning of words. While the words in this activity are relatively simple, they will help ease pupils into the process of using context clues. Make the activity stronger by asking class...
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Context Clues Worksheet (Part 3) L.6.4a

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
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...
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Context Clues

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this context clues worksheet, students identify the meaning of the bold word by using the words around it. Students complete 14 multiple choice questions.
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Context Clues Worksheet (Part 1)

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Practice using context clues to determine the meaning of specific words. Learners read a sentence and write the meaning of the underlined word on the line below each sentence. By practicing this skill, class members will soon be ready to...
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Context Clues Worksheet (Part 2)

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
One way you can help your learners with reading comprehension is by teaching them how to use context clues to help them figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words. Here is a resource that asks class members to practice that very skill....
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Context Clues Worksheet (Part 2) L.6.4a

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
The ability to figure out words using context is an important skill for pupils to learn. They can sleuth out the meaning of six different words that are underlined in the activity included here. The second in a short series, this...
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Word Roots 4: GRAD, MOT, CAD Advanced Context Story 3

For Students 8th - 12th
Simply click on the image of "Al Literation" to hear this paragraph read out loud and pronounced correctly. The paragraph includes twelve vocabulary words that are connected by context and three word roots: GRAD, MOT, and CAD. Learners...
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Word Roots 7: SPECT, STA, VERT Beginner Context Story 1

For Students 7th - 12th
Read this paragraph out loud to your class to demonstrate pronunciation of and introduce context for the given vocabulary words. You might also use this as a cloze activity and have class members read each vocabulary word or repeat each...
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Context Clues Worksheet (Part 3)

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Ask your pupils to become amateur detectives and use clues to determine the meaning of words. Once they have analyzed the clues, they write the meaning on a provided blank line. If they internalize this process, they can use context...

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