Identifying Unknown Words Worksheet

How to teach Context Clues

Using Identifying Unknown Words Worksheet, students figure out the meaning of each underlined word by using the clues in each passage and looking at the picture.

While reading an informational text, your students will encounter many words that they don’t know. This worksheet helps them remember to use pictures when they don’t understand the text.

Students read the passages. Next, figure out the meaning of each underlined word by listening to the clues in each passage, looking at the picture, and thinking about what’s happening.

Other resources to use with this Identifying Unknown Words 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.” Students try to figure out what the unknown word means. 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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