Context Clues

A helpful strategy for finding word definitions using context clues is a great way to improve your kids' reading, writing, and vocabulary. It includes a graphic organizer for learners to work through the definitions of words, as well as reference pages about context clues and ways to find word meanings.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the strategies in language arts class, as well as for vocabulary in science, social studies, math, and other classes
  • Great for groups or partners, as well as an independent assignment
  • Have kids glue the graphic organizer in a vocabulary or reading journal, and copy the strategy throughout the notebook for each new set of words
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson plan procedure is a little dense, but the activity and materials are valuable