Do you need some engaging, low-prep, and rigorous reading centers for using context clues to define unknown words?
This reading center resource includes ten spinner centers for practicing defining words in context with informational/nonfiction text. The texts and words were carefully written to include a variety of context clues.
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To “play” the center, the students will use a pencil and a paper clip to spin the spinner. The students will read the text and then spin the spinner to select a word from the text. Each time they spin the same word, they will complete a different task with that word.
1st Spin: Define the word.
2nd Spin: Write the context clues that helped define the word.
3rd Spin: Use the word in a unique sentence.
Answer keys for the centers and a recording sheet are included.
The topics included are:
History of the phrase "caught red-handed"
Features of the human ear
Macaroni and cheese
History of ketchup
Bacteria on the skin
Leonardo da Vinci
Pets in the White House
How animals move
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