What Does This Word Mean Context Clues Activity


How to teach Context Clues

Using What Does This Word Mean Context Clues Activity, students determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text.

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.

Students will use the anchor chart context clues tips as they read ‚ÄúCaleb’s New Friend‚Äù to determine the meaning of words and phrases. To continue practicing, students will use the graphic organizer as they read any text.

Other resources to use with this What Does This Word Mean Context Clues Activity

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

Use this Pictures and Words Context Clues Activity as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by listening to the Have Fun Teaching Context Clues Song. Next, project a passage with words missing. Students help you fill in the blank with words that make sense. Then, students complete the activity independently or with a partner. Finally, students read and look for new words that they didn’t know before.

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