Understanding Meaning Worksheet

Understanding Meaning Worksheet

How to teach Context Clues

Using Understanding Meaning Worksheet, students read the short story to practice using strategies to figure out words that you don't know.

While reading an informational text, your students will encounter many words that they don't know. This worksheet helps them remember to use sentence clue when they don't know the meaning of a word.

Read the short story below. Are there any words you do not know? Write the words in the box below. Work with a partner to ask questions that may help you better understand the meaning of words.


Other resources to use with this Understanding Meaning 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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