Context Clues— Playlist and Teaching Notes
In this playlist, students explore standard L.3.4.A. They learn how to find context clues and how to use different kinds of context clues to determine the meaning of a word or phrase. Students are walked through the process of identifying context clues and using them to determine the meaning of words or phrases. Students apply what they learned by selecting a passage to read, locating three sentences that have unknown words or phrases, and using context clues to determine the meaning. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

The playlist includes:
• Two links to instructional videos
• Two links to practice quizzes or activities
• Definitions of key terms, such as synonyms and antonyms
• Example sentences from “The Chipmunk” in Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers by John Burroughs
• A self-check quiz consisting of two multiple choice questions and two fill-in-the-blank questions
• Examples of using definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and examples as context clues to determine meaning

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  • Demo_pdf_WN_ELA_0354.pdf
  • ContextCluesThirdGradePlaylistandTeachingNotes-(2).zip

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Created: Oct 25, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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