Context Clues PowerPoint (4th, 5th, 6th grade)

Deb Hanson
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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. This bundle contains 8 engaging activities you can use while teaching your students about using context clues to determine the meanings of unknown words as they read. These resources focus on the following five types of context clues:→ Definition clues→ Synonym clues→ Antonym clues→ Example clues→ I
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Context Clues: This is a step-by-step PowerPoint designed to introduce the 5 types of context clues to students. Each type of context clue is presented on its own slide, and contains a definition, and an example using the word "cacophony" in a sentence. Then, there are six "practice slides", where students get to use context clues to determine the meaning of difficult "phobia" words.

The last half of the PowerPoint contains 14 multiple choice practice slides. Students read the sentence or short passage, and determine the meaning of the underlined word. Words in this section include "melancholy", "inquisitive", "nonchalantly", and "liberated".

(The slides are animated so that the answers to the questions do not appear until after the teacher clicks, indicating the class is ready to see the answer.)

The types of context clues presented include:






***A PowerPoint companion handout is also included in this file. As you advance through the PowerPoint, students can record their answers on the handout.

The companion handout is available in both printable format or digital format. The digital version is compatible with Google Slides.**

The following PowerPoint addresses using context clues to determine the meaning of idioms and sentences containing figurative language: Constructing the Meaning of Words and Phrases.

I have several more items related to context clues available in my store. (Just click on the links below to take a peek!)

Context Clues Foldable Craftivity and Worksheets

Context Clues Poster Set

Context Clues Task Cards (includes gamelike answer sheet!)

Context Clues: Targeted Tri-folds

Context Clues Task Cards (focusing on character trait words)

Context Clues Worksheet Packet focusing on the 4 types of clues

Context Clues Magnifying Glass Craftivity

Context Clues: Partner Plays for grades 4-5 with a bonus recording sheet!

Are you looking for a Context Clues PowerPoint to use with 2nd and 3rd grade students? CLICK HERE to check out my lower elementary version.

**Note- most of the wording on this PowerPoint cannot be edited due to copyright restrictions. I used clip art and fonts that were created by another author, and I need to follow their "terms of use" policies.**

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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).


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