Context Clues Task Cards - Print & Digital Options with Audio Support

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Cultivating Critical Readers
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3rd, Homeschool
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Set of 24 Task Cards
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I used this to play a game of scoot which my students loved. This prepared them well for our other context clues activities.
Great product to practice context clues in a fun, interactive way. I love that the student gets immediate feedback when they respond.
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Need a fun and engaging context clues activity? Your students will love using context clues, prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonyms, and multiple meaning words with the relatable sentences in these context clues task cards. These task cards are printable and digitally compatible with Google Slides™, Boom Cards™, Seesaw™, and Easel by TpT™.

Need differentiated practice? Two ways of digitally providing your students with ⭐oral admin⭐ are included. No more running around the room trying to provide accommodations!

What You'll Get:

✅ Print:

  • Set of 24 Context Clues Task Cards (color and black & white versions)
  • Student Recording Sheet
  • Answer Key

✅ Digital Options:

  • Boom Cards ⭐ with AND without Optional Oral Admin⭐ - These context clues BOOM Cards provide optional oral administration of each question and answer choice. Play them on Smart Boards, computers, and tablets. See the free, playable preview to try them out! Not interested in the oral admin component? No worries. There's a version without it as well.
  • Google Classroom ⭐ with AND without Oral Admin⭐ - Be sure to check out the link in the preview to a free playable card.
  • Seesaw
  • Easel Activity on Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Like You Said...

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I used this to play a game of scoot which my students loved. This prepared them well for our other context clues activities."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Great product to practice context clues in a fun, interactive way. I love that the student gets immediate feedback when they respond."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "My students LOVED these task cards. It was perfect for an exit slip and center. It reinforced context clues as this is a struggle at times for my students."

Fun Ways to Use Them:

  • Add any of the formats included to your literacy stations.
  • Add a whole new level of fun to your stations by pairing the printable task cards with a board game!
  • Or, make it a whole-class activity by turning them into a scoot or a quiz, quiz, trade activity.
  • Use it as an early finisher.
  • Use one card each morning for morning work. You'll get 24 days of context clues practice at the beginning of each class!
  • Leave it as a game for a sub to play during small group time.
  • Project the Google Slides™ (or download it as a PowerPoint) and use it as a whole group review game.

Check out the preview to learn more!

Supports TEKS:

LA.3.3B, 3.BC, 3.3D

LA.4.3B, 4.3C, 4.3D

Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

CCRA.L.4, RF.3.3a, L.3.4, L.3.4a, L.3.4b

CCRA.L.4, RF.4.3a, L.4.4, L.4.4a, L.4.5c

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Purchase the Context Clues Task Cards Growing Bundle to get this set plus task card sets for homophones, synonyms & antonyms, figurative language, Halloween-themed context clues, winter-themed context clues, Christmas-themed context clues, and Valentine's Day-themed context clues.

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❤ Laura Heinen


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Set of 24 Task Cards
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).


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