Context Clues Song (Context Clues by Melissa)

Remind scholars to use context clues when they come across unknown words with the help of a music video that describes what context clues are, and how to use them to come up with a definition.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Take screenshots of important information and display the images around the room as reference posters 
  • Use the video as a musical brain-break when pupils are in need of a pause in current instruction 
  • Send the link home with class members to continue the learning process with their families 
Classroom Considerations
  • An ad appears at the start of the video 
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The singer clearly explains the definition of context clues 
  • The video gives one example of a scholar thinking and how he came to a definition of an unknown word 
  • The unknown word is circled in each of the provided sentences 
Cons
  • The song's tempo is rather slow and does not reflect current music trends
  • Some text appears too small on screen which may make reading while listening a challenge