Give your students the skills and confidence to unlock meaning to unfamiliar words with this Common Core Standards based lesson on developing word meaning with context clues. The lesson includes background and student handouts for the five types of context clues. Students will practice using the types with applying concepts worksheets, center activities and an amusing independent activity.
*Student handouts detailing the five types of context clues
*An anchor chart for student use and to enlarge as a classroom poster
*Two applying concepts worksheets with answer keys
*Center or partner activity that include context clue category cards, direction page, student recording sheets, game cards and answer key
* Independent activity - "Crazy Make-Believe Words" with first draft organizer, student presentation page, bulletin board sign including Common Core anchors and an activity summary.
**Addresses Common Cord Standard RL.4.4 and RL.5.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text.