Identifying Unknown Words in a Text Worksheet


How to teach Context Clues

Using Identifying Unknown Words in a Text Worksheet, students read a passage about football to use strategies when they don’t know a word.

While reading an informational text, your students will encounter many words that they don’t know. This worksheet helps your students to figure out what to do when they don’t know a word when they are reading independently.

Students read the passages. Next, write unknown words from the passage. Then, talk about the words that you don’t know with a partner or a teacher.

Other resources to use with this Identifying Unknown Words in a Text Worksheet

If you are using this worksheet, your students are probably learning about Context Clues.

Use this Context Clues Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this worksheet by listening to the Have Fun Teaching Context Clues Song. Next, write some made up words on the board in a sentence like “George ate a frigs and french fries.” Ask students what strategies they would take to figure out that unknown word. Then, students complete the worksheet independently or with a partner. Finally, students read and look for new words that they didn’t know before.

Be sure to check out more Context Clues Resources.

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