Context Clues: The Miracle Worker, Act One
The class uses context to determine the meaning of 10 vocabulary words selected from The Miracle Worker, Act One. They choose the correct word from a word bank to complete 10 fill-in-the-blank sentences with contemporary context to help.
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Build vocabulary skills by teaching learners how to figure out the meaning of words by using clues in the surrounding text. Given a sentence, learners determine the definition of the bolded word and then note the clues that helped them...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
I Can Infer the Meaning of a Word in Context
Work on developing strategies for determining the meaning of unknown words and phrases with a quick context clues exercise. Class members choose two words from their reading and write down what they think they mean and why. See the...
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Context Clues with Signal Words
When you come across an unfamiliar word in a text, do you skip it and move on? Practice using context clues to identify words you don't know with a thorough set of language arts lessons. The resource reinforces close reading and critical...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Point of View: Comparing Esperanza's and Isabel's Perspectives About Life in the Camp (Chapter 7: "Las Cebollas/Onions")
Explore point of view and more with a Common Core-designed instructional activity. Learners experience different points of view by representing one of two characters from Esperanza Rising during a partner discussion. They must use...
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Vocabulary in Context
The four common types of context clues—examples, synonyms, antonyms, and a general sense of the sentence or passage—are the focus of a resource that provides clear explanations, examples, and opportunities for readers to practice the...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Context Clues Worksheet (Part 2)
One way you can help your learners with reading comprehension is by teaching them how to use context clues to help them figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words. Here is a resource that asks class members to practice that very skill....
6th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Vocabulary Words PowerPoint
Give your class members proper guidelines for completing vocabulary work using this PowerPoint, which prompts learners to provide definitions based on context clues, then dictionary definitions, synonyms and antonyms, and finally, a...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable