Out of this World Context Clues

Grade Levels
1st - 5th
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21 pages
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This alien/space themed packet is designed to help students learn to use context clues to figure the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary. Students play the role of an astronaut exploring a new planet. They encounter aliens who speak a language similar to English, but with some very different words. The "Context Clues Multiple Choice Cards" contain 4 short stories/page (20 stories total, provided in black and white and color versions). Each story contains a nonsense-word from the "alien language." Students need to figure out (based on the context of the story) the meaning of the alien word.

p. 3-7: Context Clues Multiple Choice Cards (color version)
p. 8-12: Context Clues Multiple Choice Cards (black & white version)
p. 13-15: Dictionary Activity (create a dictionary using the alien words you learned from the short stories)
p. 16: Word Match Activity (Match the alien word to its English equivalent)
p. 17-18: Silly Sentences (Generate sentences using specified alien words)
p. 19: Category Sort (sort the alien words into categories: sports, colors, school subjects, etc.)
p. 20-21: What’s Your Alien Name Direction Sheet & Worksheet (Use the cyper to generate an alien name)
Total Pages
21 pages
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