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Help your students build their vocabulary and give them a chance to move around the classroom at the same time! This scavenger hunt practices the important skill of using context to determine word meaning. Additional resources included are posters and definition cards for the various types of context clues. Both color and b/w versions are included.
Table of Contents
• cover card for organizing and storing scavenger hunt
• types of context clues poster (color and b/w)
• types of context clues definition cards (2 sizes + color and b/w)
• student work pages (2 versions)
• 20 colorful sentence cards with picture clues
• 20 black and white sentence cards
• vocabulary list
• crossword puzzle (2 versions for differentiation)
• answer keys
How to Use This Product
This scavenger hunt can also be used to determine the type of context clue found. An additional activity sheet has been added for this purpose.
1. Print the Context Clues Scavenger Hunt cards on card stock then cut them apart.
2. Choose the activity you wish students to complete and make copies of the worksheet. Each student needs a copy.
3. Place Context Clues Scavenger Hunt cards around your classroom where students will be able to find them. You can put them on chairs, on the computer keyboard, on the back of your classroom door, on the sides of student desks, on the chalkboard, or wherever you like.
4. Students have to search the room and find all of the sentence cards to answer the questions. You can differentiate by having students work alone or with a classmate.
5. Students should answer in complete sentences., that explain their thinking.
With the Scavenger Hunt game I have the students complete it as part of a rotation during reading groups. I only have 4 or 5 students walking around with clipboards to locate the sentence cards and write their answers. Students needing extra support can be paired with a partner for this activity. I have also done similar activities with the whole class or as a filler for early finishers, especially if you made the cards a little bit tricky to find. My students enjoy this activity.
Other Context Clues Products
Context Clues Scavenger Hunt Set II This product contains 20 words and 2 different context clues foldables.
Context Clues Scavenger Hunt Set III This product contains a Context Clues Crossword Puzzle challenge.
Halloween Context Clues Scavenger Hunt These 16 eerie words do not have to be used for Halloween.
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