Context Clues

Build vocabulary skills by teaching learners how to figure out the meaning of words by using clues in the surrounding text. Given a sentence, learners determine the definition of the bolded word and then note the clues that helped them determine the meaning. Twelve words are included on the page.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Assign these content clues worksheets for homework
  • Use the bold words to inspire your class vocabulary lists
Classroom Considerations
  • There are few odd word usages in the additional context clues worksheets included in the materials
Pros
  • Learning to look for context clues is a valuable skill that pupils can apply to any reading
Cons
  • None