This product includes four context clues vocabulary lessons using the FP BAG SALE strategy. Designed by a reading specialist, these worksheets will teach your students a comprehensive strategy to discover the meanings of unknown words in the reading context. Perfect for students in grades 4--8. Answers provided, of course.
The FP BAG SALE stands for the following:
Finish the sentence.
See how the word fits into the whole sentence.
Pronounce the word out loud. Sometimes hearing the word will give you a clue to meaning.
Syllables‒Examine each word part.
Word parts can be helpful clues to meaning.
Before‒Read the sentence before the unknown word.
After‒Read the sentence after the unknown word.
Grammar‒Determine the part of speech.
Synonym‒Sometimes an unknown word is defined by the use of a word that is similar in meaning.
Antonym‒Sometimes an unknown word is defined by the use of word that is different opposite in meaning.
Logic‒Sometimes an unknown word is explained by the use of other words.Your own knowledge about the content and text structure may provide clues to meaning.
Example‒Sometimes an unknown word is defined by example words or is used as part of list of similar examples.
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