Context Clues Task Cards for the Secondary Student
Context Clues Task Cards for High School and Middle School

Secondary students will learn how to determine the meaning of unknown words using the surrounding text. Definition, example, antonym, and details are the 4 strategies used to guess the definition in this NO PREP product.

This NO PREP product uses the 4 strategies of definition, example, antonym, and details.


-- Preview Activity with 4 sample task cards
-- Preview PowerPoint, with sample answers for discussion
--24 Task Cards with a mystery word and a context clue-filled sentence. Print, cut, and go!
-- Answer Key (in two formats)
-- Bonus: Creating Context Clue-Filled Sentences Directions and Blank Cards
-- Bonus: Creating Context Clue-Filled Sentences 20 Mystery Words with Definitions

The Preview Activity allows students to try their hand at context clues before they are graded. This will be especially useful if this product is not being used immediately after a Context Clues lesson. The four sample cards work as a review to remind students of the four main strategies (definition, example, antonym, and details) for context clues. The class will use the PowerPoint to check their answers and generate a discussion if they have questions.

Task Cards can also be used as Entrance Tickets, Differentiation, Homework, Comprehension Check, Exit Tickets … the possibilities are many!

Simply print and cut. Laminate for years of use.
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  • 2.-CCTC-High-School-Context-Clues-Task-Cards-2016.pdf
  • 0.-Open-First-CCTC.pdf
  • 1.-CCTC-PREVIEW-.pdf
  • 3.-CCTC-Answers-A.pdf
  • 4.-CTCC-Answers-B.pdf
  • 5.-CCTC-Bonus-Directions.pdf
  • 6.-CCTC-Bonus.pdf

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Created: Jul 6, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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