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The Techie Teacher
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2nd - 3rd
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Students are going to LOVE this digital game for context clues practice! This game was created using Genially and can be accessed on any device with a web-browser. Users do not need to sign-in to an account in order to play the game. This includes the teacher who will assign this game via a single link.

This resource downloads as a PDF file that contains the link to the digital breakout game. Teachers will not have access to performance reports but will know students have successfully completed the questions when they correctly solve the final mission. (You can always ask the students to send/post a screenshot of the Congratulations screen)

The video game theme will instantly grab students’ attention! Students will complete 4 missions in which they solve a variety of questions that require them to use context clues. Each level increases in difficulty. I designed this game for students who are in the beginning stages of understanding how to figure out the meaning of vocabulary words using context. The levels include the following:

Level 1: Basic sentences with missing words. Students use the context in the sentence to figure out what the missing word might be. 3 answer choices are provided.

Level 2: Nonsense words are used in a sentence. Students use the context in the sentence to figure out which word would best replace the nonsense word. 3 answer choices are provided.

Level 3: Students use context clues to figure out the meaning of the words: famished, obese, hazardous, prohibited, indignant and abhor. They can use synonyms and antonyms provided in the sentences to help determine the meanings of the words. 3 answer choices are provided.

Level 4: Students use context clues to figure out the meanings of the words: enamored, parched, and clamorous. 3 answer choices are provided.

At the successful completion of each level, students receive a secret number. They will need to write these numbers down. Once all 4 missions have been completed, students enter the 4 secret numbers on the final mission screen. If correct, they will have successfully completed the breakout and will be congratulated.

You can share this resource with students in various ways since it comes as a single link. The 3rd page of the PDF download will show you how you can share straight to Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams right from the Genially. Feel free to post the link on your server, LMS, class website, etc. as long as your students are the only ones to access it. This download is for a single classroom license.

Check out the preview to see this in action (turn up your volume for the full effect!)

I have tagged this as a game for 2nd and 3rd grade but think it could easily be used in different grade levels as basic practice for using context clues.

Before purchasing this resource you might want to see if your district restricts access to Genially links by clicking HERE to view a special message I made for YOU using Genially.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.


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