The following are short, 3 question, activities that can be used to:
Teach how to figure out definitions using context clues.
Practice using context clues to find definitions.
To assess students’ understanding of using context clues.
In my classroom, I used these activities as a warm up before small group guided reading time. Students would come to my teacher table and these questions would be on the screen for them to begin on before I started my lesson with them. After students had time to figure out each question, we would share our answers and discuss the context clues that helped us figure out the correct meaning. I used them once a week.
Aligned with Common Core CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4
Aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills 2.5b, 3.4b, 4.2b