Secondary students will learn how to determine the meaning of unknown words using the surrounding text. This NO PREP product uses the 4 strategies of definition
, and details
to guess the definition of the mystery word when reading to help comprehension.
-- Preview Activity with 4 sample task cards
-- Preview PowerPoint, with sample answers for discussion
--20 Task Cards
with a mystery word and a context clue-filled sentence. Print, cut, and go!
-- Answer Key (in two formats)
-- Bonus: What's the Difference Between Details and Examples?
The Preview Activity allows students to try their hand at context clues before the graded assignment. This will be especially useful if task cards are not being used immediately after a Context Clues lesson. The four sample cards work as a review to remind students of the four main strategies (definition, example, antonym, and details) for context clues.The class will use the PowerPoint to check their answers and generate a discussion if they have questions. (This is the same Preview Activity included in Set #1.)
To find Set #1, click this link:
Context Clues Task Cards for High School and Middle School SET # 1
Task cards work perfectly after a “Context Clues” lesson. Need one? The lessons below show students how each strategy is used:
High School Context Clues Lesson
Middle School Context Clues Lesson
Task Cards can also be used as Entrance Tickets, differentiation, homework, comprehension check, Exit Tickets … the possibilities are many!
Simply print and cut. Laminate for years of use.
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