Using Clues to Determine Meaning— Playlist and Teaching Notes
In this playlist, students explore standard L.4.4.A. They learn how to determine the meaning of a word or phrase using context clues. Students look at examples of common types of context clues and how to use them to determine meaning as well as apply what they learned by looking for context clues in a favorite story or poem. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

The playlist includes:
• Two links to instructional videos or texts
• Three links to practice quizzes or activities
• Definitions of key terms, such as restatement and context
• A self-check quiz consisting of three multiple choice questions and two fill-in-the-blank questions
• Example sentences with context clues and how they are used to determine the meaning of the unknown word or phrase

Accompanying Teaching Notes include:
• Links to additional resources such as context clue worksheets
• Activities for students, such as explaining context clues in a nonfiction text
• An accompanying answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK level
• Writing prompts for students, such as writing about how context clues helped them determine meaning of an unknown word or phrase

For more teaching and learning resources on standard L.4.4.A, visit
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Created: Oct 25, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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