Follow the Clues
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Pupils read a story and predict words that make sense in replacing the nonsense words based on context clues. Students choose appropriate words that will match the meanings of the nonsense words.
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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
Challenge young learners to read between the lines with an activity that focuses on making inferences and using context clues. As class members read short passages that provide several context clues to the meaning of a word in bold, they...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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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...
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3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable