My students love 4 Corners games in the classroom! Get your students up and moving around with this game designed to add to your ELA vocabulary resources and word work activities!
This can be a great way to encourage your students to find words, sentences, or punctuation signals around a new or unfamiliar word to help figure out a new word’s meaning.
When students use context clues effectively, there can be dramatic improvement in reading comprehension and vocabulary growth.
Common Core Grade 3 ELA Literacy Standards are referenced, along with Pennsylvania Core Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Grade 3 Eligible Content correlation.
Display the first context clue question slide from my PowerPoint pdf file on your Smartboard. Wait until all students have answered the question, given about 2 minutes for each question, and ask them to stand by the letter of the multiple choice answer selected.
We play 4 Corners games frequently. So, I hung wooden A, B, C, D alphabet letters painted to compliment my classroom walls. Simply writing each of those 4 alphabet letters on paper and hanging in designated spots of your classroom works just as well.
Students can answer the questions using the Recording Sheet I've included in the product file, scrap paper, individual whiteboards, or printed copies of the PowerPoint slides.
Using that 2 minute wait time per context clue question, gave a bit more accountability as well; students had to work through the questions rather than going and standing by an alphabet letter with a friend or early finisher.
Each of the 12 question slides is followed by an answer slide.