Rich, engaging, complex texts often include some words students are not familiar with. The Using Context Clues lesson, for grades 4–8, will guide your students through the process of inferring the meanings of new words based on the surrounding words and phrases. This lesson includes a definition, an explanation of how the skill is used, an example, and practice questions with excerpts from real books. The Using Context Clues lesson can kick off a reading lesson or serve as an impromptu refresher of skills already introduced. The lesson also includes a separate Answer Key PDF.