Common Core Standard:
RL.7.4aUse context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Need a fun activity that is flexible to use with ANY TEXT and keeps your students HIGHLY ENGAGED? Want it to use the higher levels of the Blooms Taxonomy? Download this fun word race now!
Your students will be challenged to win the race as they work together to find the given vocabulary words in context, cite the text where they are found, and discuss and write their own inferred meanings!
This activity can be used in a variety of ways, with a variety of texts, and at a wide variety of grade levels! Reading a science text, use this and play a game! Studying a history work, use this! In an English class? Well, yea, of course!
(Follow this up with the comparison sheet also found in my shop that compares the inferred meaning to the dictionary definition.)