Ten Halloween-themed sentences with vocabulary words and actual context clues. As in, the students will be able to identify words that provide clues to the words' meanings. Students will match synonyms to the vocabulary words to solve a riddle.
Students will determine synonyms of the underlined vocabulary words and will write the words in the sentences that helped them (and these sentences really do have decent context clues).
There is a riddle for them to solve at the end as a way of
I used this handout to introduce the idea of context clues. In the book The BFG, the BFG ("Big Friendly Giant") uses a lot of made-up words. So even though the words are not real (except for "rummaging"), the students can determine what they mean
A creative activity for math class on the first day or two of school. Students will create an insect or monster (there are handouts for both) with different features based on numerical facts about themselves (how many siblings, how many pets, age,
This set of readers' theater scripts covers some of the more universal stories of Greek mythology and covers the etymology of more common Greek words and phrases such as "Pandora's Box" and "narcissistic". The questions with the scripts also
10 sentences from Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan. Students will determine the meanings of the unknown words and the other words in the sentences that helped them. These sentences have actual context clues. :)
Also includes an enlarged
This handout contains six short passages about which students will determine the point of view and the speaker. Each passage contains more than one name and the word "I" so students will have to look a little closer to determine the speaker and
Practice with context clues that includes the answer key and enlarged versions of the sentences to use for a more active version of the activity, bulletin boards, showing on the Smartboard, etc. These words are also the more difficult vocabulary
28-part script (one line per student). Includes question sheet with questions relevant to the First Thanksgiving.
Script imagines what those attending the first Thanksgiving were thankful for within the historical context.
At the end, students are
Basically part 2 to my original set of Greek mythology readers' theater. Five one-page skits (31 parts) give the stories behind commonly-used words such as "Achilles heel", "the Midas touch", and "tantalize". There are multiple choice questions
Students will pair sentence fragments to create complete sentences that are also similes and metaphors. They will label them as similes or metaphors, explain what two things are being compared, and explain why the comparison makes sense. The
Why this is a great resource:
-Only 7-8 pieces of paper per student. Way less copying than most novel resources. Copy the workbooks once, and you’re done for the rest of the unit! (unless you use the half-page rubrics :0)
-Workbook format keeps
Context clues worksheet of 10 holiday-themed words.
Sentences give information about the four main winter holidays (Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Chinese New Year).
Task cards that require students to demonstrate understanding of the vocabulary
This student workbook integrates reading and writing standards in an easy-to-use format.
Teachers make copies one time for the whole unit and all of the students' work is neatly contained and easy to keep track of.
There are questions for each
Sentences include unknown words and context clues to determine their meanings. Students will write the meanings of the words and the context clues that helped them determine the meanings.
I have also posted a second context clues sheet ("Context