Context Clues Worksheet

How to teach Context Clues

Using Context Clues Worksheet, students use context clues to figure out definitions of unknown words in a sentence.

While your students are reading, there are going to be many words that they don’t know the meaning of. This worksheet gives them practice to figure out unknown words.

Read the text below about amoebas. Use the context clues to understand the bold type words. Write the meanings of the bold type words in the spaces provided.

Other resources to use with this Context Clues Worksheet

If you are using this worksheet, your students are probably learning about context clues.

Use this L.5.4 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this worksheet by listening to the Have Fun Teaching Context Clues Song. After listening, ask students what they have learned about context clues. Then, students complete worksheet independently or with a partner. Once finished, have students practice using context clues to figure out unknown words in books they are reading.

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