Context Clues Task Cards in Print and Digital with TpT Easel

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
Formats Included
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13 pages
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This resource includes a self-grading quiz students can complete on any device. Easel by TpT is free to use! Learn more.

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  1. This bundle contains several engaging activities you can use while teaching your students about using context clues to determine unknown words as they read. I focus on the following five types of context clues:DEFINITION cluesSYNONYM cluesANTONYM cluesEXAMPLES cluesINFERENCE cluesThe following item
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This set of 32 task cards are designed to provide students an opportunity to practice using context clues to identify the meaning of unknown words. Students read the sentence(s), and use context clues to determine the meaning of the underlined word. Words include: frail, limber, fare, cross, din, petite, scarlet, candid, lap, and halt.

Like most of my task card sets, I have included a bonus game-like answer sheet in addition to the more traditional recording sheet.

********This resource is available in three formats:

  1. Traditional Printables- Print the PDF and distribute paper task cards and recording sheets.
  2. Easel Activity- With this paperless format, an interactive layer has been added to the original PDF! Students can complete this activity on a device. Students read each sentence and identify the meaning of the underlined word. This has a multiple-choice format, and students select their answers by moving the circle.
  3. Easel Assessment- Students complete this self-grading quiz on a device, as well. After reading each sentence, students select the correct definition for the underlined word from a list of four possible answer choices. With this option, the teacher chooses whether or not his or her students receive immediate feedback.

***If you would like to have a Google Slides and/or Google Forms version of this activity, click on these links to access the digital version or the bundle.

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 Powerpoint (with a 3-page PowerPoint companion!)

Context Clues Magnifying Glass Craftivity

Context Clues Worksheet Packet focusing on the 5 types of clues

Context Clues: Partner Plays for grades 2-3 with a bonus recording sheet!

Context Clues Poster Set and Interactive Notebook Entry

Copyright by Deb Hanson

This item is a paid digital download from my TpT store

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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 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, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.


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