Word Meanings From Context
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read 4 paragraphs and answer the word definition questions that go along with each reading.
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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...
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