Pictures and Words Context Clues Activity

Pictures and Words Context Clues Activity


How to teach Context Clues

Using Pictures and Words Context Clues Activity, students use pictures and text to find out the meaning of unknown words as they read.

While reading an informational text, your students will encounter many words that they don't know. This activity guides them through the steps to take when figuring out definitions of unknown words.

Have the teacher read a picture book page by page, then say a piece of information from each page of the book. Then, students must raise up either “Picture” or “Words” paddle to tell how they learned that information.


Other resources to use with this Pictures and Words Context Clues Activity

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

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

Introduce this activity 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 activity 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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