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What Every Teacher Should Know About Teaching Vocabulary

using context clues to understand new vocabulary, an anchor chart


Context clues activity: FREE Literacy Games from the Classroom Game Nook. This download includes 12 phones and a recording sheet!

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A good anchor chart that reminds students of different types of context clues they can use to help them figure out meanings of words (direct definitions, examples, synonyms, antonyms, etc.)


Flocabulary - Context Clues. Four ways to define unknown words using context clues: synonyms, antonyms, explanations and examples.

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This context clues exit ticket is FREE! Being able to use context clues is an essential skill for students! A context clues anchor chart is also included in this blog post!

This free download includes a 20-question practice and 20-question assessment on Context Clues, complete with answer keys. Your students will have to read a sentence, figure out a word's meaning with the clues from the sentence, and then classify the type of context clue used as a synonym, antonym, example, or explanation.This is Level A = 4th-5th grade difficulty level.


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