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Context Clues Examples

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.)

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Context Clues Craftivity

Here's a hands-on context clues activity that your students won't soon forget. Teach five types of context clues with this reading activity: definition, synonym (restatement), antonym (contrast), example, and inference. Students read ten sentences and determine the meaning of the underlined words AND the type of context clue they used to identify the meaning. The finished product makes a great reading bulletin board.

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How To Select Reading Books Your Students Will Love

Do you use decodable reading books with your beginning readers? Or with those students who are struggling? Here you’ll find out what decodable readers are, where you can find good quality decodable books and why we don’t use picture and context clues when teaching children to read.

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Reading and Math Task Cards

Free "Context Clues" Task Cards for 4th,5th,6th grades.


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

This context clues anchor chart is referenced often in my classroom throughout the day for all subjects. Being able to use context clues is an essential skill for students! A FREE context clues activity is also included in this blog post!


We don't know what the Minions are actually "saying" but we understand what is going on. Distance Contest (Ending of "Despicable Me") - context clues and inferences YouTube