Here's a fun, creative way for your students to practice using context clues to identify the meaning of an unknown word. I choose to do this around Cinco de Mayo (in early May), but there are materials included so that you can do it at any time of the year! (I include two title boxes... one mentions Cinco de Mayo, and one makes no mention of a particular holiday.)
Students begin this activity by completing two worksheets that contains 12 items. For each item, students are given a word in Spanish. They need to identify an English word that looks similar to this word and write it on the blank. Then, they read the accompanying sentence to determine whether their guess was correct, or whether it was incorrect. (Check out the PREVIEW to fully understand the worksheet!)
After the worksheet is completed, students color the pieces, and assemble the craftivity!
Student-friendly directions are included so that you can place the directions under your document camera, and students can refer to them as they complete the project. (An answer key is also included.)
Feel free to check out my Cinco de Mayo Readers' Theater as well!
Cinco de Mayo: Reader’s Theater with 5 bonus activities!
As the end of the school year quickly approaches, you may want to consider these fun, project to keep your students engaged during those last few weeks of school!
End of Year Writing Craftivity: Together We Soared Awards (students create awards for one another!)
End of Year Writing Craftivity: Up, Up, and Away!
Copyright by Deb Hanson 2014
Clip art by Educlips and Little Red's Schoolhouse.
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