In my opinion context clues are not being taught properly. Too many times do I hear that context clues is when you read the sentence before and after to understand the meaning of a word. The problem is, if your student doesn't know multiple words what good will reading the sentence before or after?
This organizer is created so students can look for clues they can actually identify and even annotate. Each clue has a signal word or punctuation mark to let the reader know what context clue they can use to define a word.
The purpose of this organizer is so during a classroom activity students who come across a word they don't understand can use one of these to quickly overcome the new vocabulary word and move on to the next task.
This does not work for every new vocabulary word but it can serve as a useful tool to help students overcome their own obstacles they come across while reading. My students in the 6th grade are trained to use one of these prior to asking for a dictionary.
It is important to remind students that unless their last name is Webster nobody is expected to get the textbook definition of a word but rather the goal is trying to understand what that word means within the context of the sentence in order to understand the reading.
** I would modify the page setup to get the whole thing on one side if possible it normally fits but when uploaded to TpT it got split to 2 pages **