Word Meanings From Context
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read the sentences and then use the context to determine the meaning of the word in bold. There are 4 questions on this worksheet.
6th - 8th English Language Arts 3 Views 22 Downloads
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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...
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4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable