This interactive lesson is a mini lesson, practice, and printable cards in one. Begin with the mini lesson which details ways to use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. This includes examples of looking for the main idea of the paragraph, using synonyms and antonyms for meaning, looking at punctuation, looking at the context for explanation of words, looking for prefixes that might be familiar for clues to meaning. After the mini lesson, students practice figuring out the meaning of unfamiliar words using these skills. Answers are provided by clicking on the box. In addition, a link is attached to print the 8 cards that are in the lesson so they can be used in a small group or partner activity. Created with Smart Notebook 11.