Context Clues

Reinforce language and reading comprehension skills with a worksheet focused on context clues. Scholars carefully read twelve sentences, use prior knowledge and sentence clues to define an unknown word.   

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign the worksheet as homework, during a small group rotation, or an exit ticket 
  • Allow pupils to check their answers using a dictionary 
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have an understanding of context clues 
Pros
  • Bold font separates the word in focus from the rest of the sentence 
  • Offers clear and detailed directions 
Cons
  • Provides limited space to write word definitions