Context Clues (5)

Unfamiliar words can make it difficult to understand what a piece of writing is trying to say. Practice using context clues to define words you don't know with a language arts learning exercise, which features five sentences and enough space to write both the definition of the word and the necessary context clues.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a warm-up activity or as part of a homework packet
  • Include in a language arts assessment
  • Have kids work in small groups to finish each question
  • See if your class can come up with their own sentences that require context clues in order to define unfamiliar words (possibly with words from your own vocabulary list)
Pros

  • Clear and easy to understand
  • A good stand-alone assignment or part of a reading comprehension unit
Cons

  • None
Common Core