Context Clues Packet Using Tier Vocabulary

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Grab your detective hats and start the Clue-Searching fun! Research tells us that teaching vocabulary word by word doesn’t cut it anymore. In addition, state tests are becoming increasingly difficult for our students. We need to give our students strategies to determine unknown meanings. Using context clues is an evidence-supported strategy.

The words included in this packet were specifically chosen. They focus on Tier 2 vocabulary words, (words occurring most frequently in our language and text). For more information on Vocabulary Tiers, please download the preview.

In this 63 page, evidence-based packet, you receive:

*Over 50 Level 1 (Gr.1-3) word cards

presented as both multiple-choice and open-ended questions

*Over 50 Level 2 (Gr. 4-8) word cards

presented as both multiple-choice and open-ended questions

*4 pages of Busted Cards

to use as a game

*2 Levels of post-assessment worksheets to document progress of skills.

Entire packet contains over 120 words with an emphasis on Tier 2 words! Perfect for small-groups!

I’ve also included research articles supporting the use of context clues and information on Vocabulary Tiers.

Supports Common Core State Standards Language: 4a

***Create your own matching context cards using the Context Clues Editable Companion!

Looking for more evidence-based interventions? See my Prefix Packet.

*Now offering discount bulk licenses (districts buying more than 10 individual licenses)! Please email me at to find out if your district qualifies and for more information.

About Nicole:

Nicole Allison, is a speech language pathologist who currently works with preschool through high school students. She holds an MA and has presented at local, state, and national conventions on topics related to speech and language pathology. She loves creating engaging resources for students and saving busy SLPs time with data collection and assessment materials. Nicole is the author of the blog Speech Peeps where she shares activities and ideas. She lives in Ohio with her husband and 3 little ones.


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