This short Smart Board presentation will help you to formatively assess your students' knowledge of context clues to find the meanings of words. It accompanies a lesson, offered by the Texas Center for Academic Excellence at Sam Houston State University. The site and lesson can be found at: http://www.shsu.edu/~txcae/readingless.html
Note: The use of dry erase boards or index cards may be helpful.
I am in my sixth year teaching, and I have been fortunate enough to teach every year in fifth grade. For the past five years, I've been teaching all of the Reading and Language Arts for my team. It's a big load, but I love it!