Vocabulary (Part 2) – Context Clues

What do you do if you find an unfamiliar word when you're reading? Practice using context clues in different ways to define new words, including restatement, cause and effect, and using examples.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Hand out the worksheets for homework, or use as quick vocabulary assessments
  • Apply the strategies to an existing vocabulary list
  • Send home the reteaching worksheets for learners who could use a little extra practice
Classroom Considerations

  • The second of a three-part unit on vocabulary and word meanings; refer to the first part to see a table of contents for the entire unit
  • Note the differences between the teacher's guide and the student version
  • Designed for high schoolers, but works for younger pupils as well
Pros

  • Covers a variety of language strategies
  • Ideal for both mainstream and struggling learners
Cons

  • None