Context Clues Nonfiction Task Cards 2nd & 3rd Grade

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May students love this resource! It is a fantastic independent morning work lesson for them just challenging enough to engage but not frustrate them. Thank you!
Many of my third graders have issues with context clues, so this was very helpful. Thank you for making such a useful and gorgeous resource.
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⭐️ These task cards are perfect for practicing using context clues to determine the meaning of words. Each of the 30 short nonfiction passages is followed by one standard focused multiple choice question.

⭐️ If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for practicing and reinforcing context clues in nonfiction. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including CCSS RI.2.4 ,RI.3.4, Florida BEST ELA.2.V.1.3 and ELA.2.V.1.3.

⭐️ This resource is also available separately as a digital Boom Card resource here: Context Clues Nonfiction Boom Cards™ 2nd & 3rd Grade - Digital Distance Learning

⭐️ Available in color and black-line.

Suggested Uses:

✏️ Centers - These are perfect to use in centers and independent/partner work.

✏️ Scoot - Pass out one card for each student. Set a timer and say, “scoot!” when the timer goes off. Students move seats to the next card. They continue to rotate until they are back at their original seat.

✏️ Scavenger Hunt - Hide cards around the room. Students search for cards and answer them.

✏️ Jenga - Number Jenga blocks. Students stack the blocks, then take turns pulling blocks. Students answer the corresponding number card.

✏️ Whole-Class Practice - Teacher displays card on the projector. Students answer on mini-whiteboards.

✏️ Exit Tickets - Give each student a task card at the end of the lesson. Have them answer on a sticky note.

What's Included:

  • 30 short nonfiction passages
  • 1 Multiple Choice Question for Each Passage
  • Challenge card
  • Recording Template
  • Answer Key
  • Available in Color or Black-Line

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Context Clues Nonfiction - 2nd RI.2.4 & 3rd RI.3.4 - Print & Digital RI2.4 RI3.4

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.


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