Small Group Activities for Identifying Word Meaning in Context
This extensive PDF provides tons of learning activities focused on teaching students to use context clues to interpret unknown words. The activities include concise directions along with most support materials. Each instruction page provides an objective, material list, activity steps, sample, and suggestions for extensions or adaptations. The format is engaging and the activities are easy to implement in any classroom for practice, re-teaching, or challenge.
- GLE 0301.1.2
- Demonstrate knowledge of strategies and resources to determine the definition, pronunciation, and usage of words and phrases.
- GLE 0301.6.1
- Apply appropriate reading strategies to comprehend informational texts.
- GLE 0501.7.3
- Understand that the choice of medium influences the message in a presentation.
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The student will identify words to complete sentences.
Make other word cards that complete the sentences. For example, Danny was thrilled about his new roller blades.
Write other sentences and exchange with a partner to fill in the blanks.
- Sentence strips
Select target vocabulary. Write sentences putting a blank line for the target words. For example,
Dannywas ____ about his new roller blades.
- Index cards or construction paper rectangles
Write the missing target words from the sentences on the cards (i.e., excited).