Context Clues: You Be the Detective

A straightforward slideshow presentation explains the meaning and use of context clues when defining new words. Each slide presents an example of what context clues are, how to identify them, and how it helps reading comprehension. The presentation also includes a practice activity at the end for class members to demonstrate their understanding.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide learners access to the presentation at home for extra reinforcement
Classroom Considerations

  • Presentation includes a link to a song, so you'll need to have access to speakers
Pros

  • Includes a practice activity at the end for class members to test their understanding of using context clues
Cons

  • Not very engaging
Common Core