This vocabulary strategy sheet teaches students how to use context clues to decipher unfamiliar words. The strategy uses 5 focused steps each with its own guiding questions. By doing these steps, students are able to identify relevant context and generate more accurate ideas of what unfamiliar words mean.
I have personally used this strategy and have seen success, especially when students follow through on every step. Rather than assign vocabulary lists, I provide students quotes or a page and they are able to define unfamiliar terms.
File is one page and is meant to be cut in half.