Use this graphic organizer in guided reading to allow students to practice and record their use of context clues. Pre-fill the words in the designated space, or allow students to choose new vocabulary words they come across.
There are two organizers, with a slight variation. One allows the students (or you) to record the sentence in the book that contains the given word. This can be used to help them "replace" the new word with a synonym. The other organizer allows for the students to record the actual meaning of the word after they have used their context clues.