Context Clues Vocabulary Builder Activity

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Reading comprehension improves when you can use context clues to define unfamiliar words. Help your kids practice using context clues with a worksheet that provides space for seven sentences with new words, as well as a place for kids to estimate the definition.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids complete in a book report or independent reading project
  • Use as a regular vocabulary activity as you read through complex texts
  • Prompt kids to check their definitions against a dictionary or peers' definitions
  • Assign the worksheet after reading a short story, chapter from a novel, or section of informational text, and use the words that kids discover as the week's vocabulary list
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not provide much space for each sentence and explanation; the worksheet may be best effective when projected in front of the class and copied into notebooks

  • Blank worksheet is versatile for any text
  • Allows kids to find their own words to define, automatically differentiating the activity for each reading level

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Common Core