Unlocking Words with Context Clues

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Solve the mystery of the missing word with a lesson on context clues. Elementary readers apply their knowledge of word meanings to informational text with unfamiliar words. They determine definitions using context clues and discuss how they solved each one.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Apply the activity to other types of text, including literature, poetry, and procedural instructions
  • Use as a whole class or in individual reading groups
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson may require modeling before learners go into their groups
Pros

  • Applicable lesson for readers of all levels
  • Attachments and additional materials make great supplements to the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core