This is a packet that focuses on teaching and reviewing Vocabulary strategies. We provide you and the students with a mini-lesson on using context clues and then a mini-lesson on using root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Those are the two strategies that are focused on within this packet.
The vocabulary packet reviews the types of context clues and then provides the students with guided and independent practice on defining vocabulary terms utilizing the strategy of context clues. We also require that the student review which type of context clue they are using as added practice. The practice is provided at the sentence level, paragraph level, and within a larger text.
We then provide the students with an opportunity to identify root words, prefixes, and suffixes and then use that knowledge to define the unfamiliar vocabulary term. This provides the students with an alternative to using context clues since some texts do not provide context clues.
This packet has been very helpful with our students. They can utilize these strategies in their major academic classes as well as on the regents exams.
Please also view our Context Clues Packet that can be placed within your classroom as a constant reminder of the strategy that has been taught within this packet. The students will be more likely to generalize the learned strategy. Context Clues Poster
Vocabulary Strategies and Context Clues Poster Bundle!!!
Vocabulary Strategies Packet and Context Clues Poster Bundle