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Determine the Meaning

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Enhance elementary readers' vocabulary skills with a worksheet focused on context clues. Individuals read ten short sentences, each with an underlined word, and look over four options to find the most appropriate synonym that could replace the selected word.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Add to a language arts homework packet
  • Use as a warm-up assignment
  • Encourage writers to craft their own sentences, noting the words that based on their context clues could be replaced by synonyms 
  • Use with English learners as they reach intermediate reading level
Classroom Considerations
  • Some features of the worksheet are in color, but printing in black and white shouldn't impact understanding
  • Instructions tell learners to write the underlined word in the blank space, but this is a redundant step, especially if learners are reading at an average level
Pros
  • Prompts readers to use context clues when they encounter an unfamiliar word
  • Comes with an answer key for easy assessment
Cons
  • Some language learners may find the directions confusing
Common Core