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27 Context Clues ELA Reading Practice Worksheets/Test Prep

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Standards
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97 pages & GROWING!
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Description

Develop expert, context clue proficiency among your students with these 27 ELA reading drills! Each printable includes a mini-lesson on determining the meaning of words and phrases, followed by reading comprehension questions and tips that reinforce effective reading strategies (e.g. finding text evidence). Use these worksheets to teach & practice the fundamental skills, or as test prep!

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THIS UNIT INCLUDES:

  • 27 drills, split between basic & advanced context clue practice
  • 120+ questions, including figurative language/non-literal phrases (similes, metaphors & idioms), synonyms, antonyms & homonyms
  • Digitally enabled (Easel Activities) worksheets to assign via Google Classroom or any LMS
  • Short bursts of text/reading passages (informational & fictional)
  • 4 FREE context clue exit slips/tickets, in addition to the 27 drills

COMMON CORE DESIGNED, SIMULATED AFTER:

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
  • Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
  • State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Program/TEKS
  • Florida Standards Assessments (FSA)
  • New York State (NYS) Testing Program
  • The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)
  • North Carolina READY End-of-Grade (EOG) Assessment: ELA/Reading

USEFUL IN MANY WAYS!

All drills take 5 to 10 minutes to complete, and are fantastic for:

  • Literacy lessons 
  • Guided or independent practice
  • ELA test prep / reading test prep (includes effective test-taking strategies)
  • Reading intervention groups / small group remediation / RTI  
  • Literacy circles / small group or pod work / partner work 
  • Morning work / do now / bell ringers / ELA warm-ups
  • Exit slips or tickets
  • Homework
  • Literacy center activities 
  • Context clues review
  • Early finishers work
  • After-school programs & tutoring
  • Learning packets (printed) for independent work during anticipated school closings / snow days
  • Winter/spring/summer vacation reading packets 
  • Homeschool lessons
  • Summer school programs / summer bridge activities 
  • Substitute teacher lessons and activities (just print & go!)   
  • Absent student make up work

For educators teaching under a blended, hybrid or distance learning model:

  • Print the PDF version for self-guided, independent work at school or home 
  • Assign the Easel Activities version via any LMS for online work

WHAT TEACHERS HAVE SAID:

♥ "This resource was very helpful for reviewing context clues before testing. My students struggled with this indicator all year and this resource gave them practice in a different way which helped them be able to apply the strategies. Thank you!" -- Melissa B.

♥ "Excellent context clue morning work, homework, or intervention lessons!" -- Katie C.

♥ “Very helpful for preparing my intervention students for SBAC!” -- Marissa O.

♥ "Love these! It was so nice to have the differentiated activities." -- Tawny G.

♥ "Fun graphics and short passages and activities keep kids interested!" --Geniese B.

♥ "This resource is great for my struggling readers and ESOL students learning the meaning of unfamiliar words." -- Roxanne B.

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ALIGNED WITH COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS

3RD GRADE STANDARDS

L.3.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

RI.3.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

RL.3.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from non-literal language.

4TH GRADE STANDARDS

L.4.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

RI.4.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

RL.4.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

5TH GRADE STANDARDS

L.5.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

RI.5.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

RL.5.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Total Pages
97 pages & GROWING!
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

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