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Context Clues FREEBIE!
I am happy to share this resource to help your students practice using context clues. The students read a few sentences that include a nonsense word. Using the sentence level context, they must figure out the meaning. Enjoy! If you use like this product, I would greatly appreciate it if you left fe
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Say What: Making Sense of Nonsense Words Using Context Clues
This resource is an activity to help your students better understand the importance of determining the meaning of unfamiliar words using context clues. There are 52 different nonsense words and what they mean. For example, a wunnet is a unicorn and slindome is snow. Students must brainstorm clue wor
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I Spy Context Clues
This spy themed context clue pack includes three learning activities, including a guided mini lesson, a spy kit note taking activity, and an independent practice activity. This pack also introduces six reading strategies students can use to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words: 1. Look in the
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Context Clues using "Jabberwocky"
This digital mini-lesson using the new presentation software Slide Rocket is an engaging way to teach the six common types of context clues (definition, example, description, clarification, parenthetical, comparison, and elaboration) using Lewis Carrol's "Jabberwocky." Students love reading this non
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Claves de Contexto: Context clues
Claves de context: Usar claves de context para saber el significado de una palabra. Los estudiantes utilizan claves de contexto para determinar las palabras correctas en la oración entonces explica cómo llegaste a la definición. If you are a bilingual teacher trying to teach context clues this
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Context Clues- Nonsense words
Students work in groups to come up with nonsense words, their context clues, a paragraph, and possible answer choices. There is a rubric for grading. I made this after doing an activity where we figured out the meanings of nonsense words in paragraphs.
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Teaching Context Clues
FREE PREVIEW GRAPHIC ORGANIZER! Aligned with Common Core (using context clues to figure out unknown words), this unit gives students the opportunity to practice that skill with easy to use notes with power point presentation, a graphic organizer (mind mapping) and a nonsense word activity. Enjoy
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Context Clues with Synonyms and Antonyms
This is a great way to work with both using context clues and finding the antonym or synonym of a given word in the context of a sentence or passage. It walks students through the process of understanding what the underlined word means (in this example, it's a nonsense word), coming up with several
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Context Clues: What do you know? #2
Use of nonsense words in the sentences encourage students to seek out the correct word instead of attributing a false definition to them. This is a great way to teach and practice context clues with grades 1-7. Use the first page to demonstrate and assist the students in the thinking process. "I don
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Context Clues: What do you know? #3
Use of nonsense words in the sentences encourage students to seek out the correct word instead of attributing a false definition to them. This is a great way to teach and practice context clues with grades 1-7. Use the first page to demonstrate and assist the students in the thinking process. "I don
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Context Clues Mini Lesson
Practice using context clues to figure out the meaning of nonsense words. This resource includes a mini lesson and practice sheet to check for understanding.
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Context Clues: Be a Text Detective!
If there is one thing my students could always use more practice on, it's using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. I created this product as a way to review the steps and strategies we have been practicing this year to identify the meaning of a variety of types of words (vocabu
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Using Context Clues PowerPoint with Jabberwocky practice
Context clues can be beneficial but difficult for students to master. Students should be able to use clues in the text to find the meaning of an unfamiliar word. In order to do this, kids need some strategies to help them find and use context clues. With this engaging, yet rigorous, presentation, st
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Context Clues using Nonsense Words
This activity uses nonsense words to help students use context clues. The nonsense words force students to look only at clues to understand new and unknown vocabulary words.
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Context Clues: RBI Instructional Tool
This PowerPoint presentation will guide students through using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. The MAP DesCartes tool was used to create this instructional tool. Words include: century, globe, position, scrumptious, astounded, seasons, occupied, aunt, scattered, brilliant,
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Using Context Clues to Decipher Nonsense Words
This is a worksheet inspired by the book Frindle by Andrew Clements. Students must use context clues to figure out what the nonsense words in each sentence mean. It is always a huge hit with my third graders! It's best if you replace the names of the students in the worksheet with the names of your
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PRINTABLE Context Clue Cards
Do you know what an iggswiggle is? Your students will determine the meaning of funny, nonsensical words by reading all the context clues that surround the made-up words. This is a set of 18 cards with funny graphics that do not give hints to the word. Students must read the context. Use in small
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Context Clues Practice Activity
Have students read a diary entry with nonsense words embedded in the text. Students work to define the words using context clues.
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New Year's Resolutions Using Nonsense Words: A Context Clues Activity
Here's a bit of New Year's resolutions with a twist! Using this resource, you can introduce students to context clues, discuss different types of context clues, and then have students create their own New Year's resolutions, but there's a catch! Students must write each resolution using a nonsense w
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Using Context Clues for Vocabulary- find the meaning of nonsense words
In this SmartBoard activity, students use the context of each passage to determine the meaning of unknown vocabulary words (the words are made up). Students touch the circle to reveal the correct answer. This lesson can be used on the SmartBoard for large or small group mini lesson, or the slides
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Parts of Speech & Context Clues through Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky
Students classify nonsense words in Jabberwocky as the parts of speech, including noun, verb, and adjective. Students then brainstorm ideas for the nonsense word meanings using context clues and replace those words in a cloze activity.
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Context Clue Practice
Students have the opportunity to practice context clue strategies with unknown nonsense words.
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Multiple Meaning Words with Dictionaries
This PDF file is a great way to introduce or practice using context clues to determine the meaning of multiple meaning words using dictionary entries. On the first page, students are introduced to context clues and the fact that they must use clues from the text combined with what they already know
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The Most Interesting Story About Aliens Ever
Through nonsense words and context clues, the students will take part in reading a story about aliens and outer space. They will also fill in a chart based on their best educated guesses, The activity also includes the words on flash cards for multi uses. This is part 1 of the story only.
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