Friday, August 18, 2017

Vocabulary: Introducing Context Clues


Introduction to Context Clues When you are reading and you come across a word you don't know, what do you do? The answer I hear from too many kids is "I skip it." Did you know that there is a vocabulary tool and reading strategy that can magically help you figure out the meanings of unknown words? Today we are going to learn how 'Context Clues' can help you unlock the meaning of words you thought you didn't know and help make you a much more empowered and successful reader.

So, what are 'Context Clues' exactly? Read the explanation below to find out.  



Next, let's watch below as Tim and Moby from BrainPop further introduce and explain how context clues work.


Now let's practice together. Work with the members of your team to figure out the words in bold below by by paying attention to the context clues in red.  
Next, watch how context clues could have helped the young man in the video below.  


Now let's explore context clues with our friends from Flocabulary. 



Next, let's further practice using context clues as groups by working through the activity here.

Finally, it's time for some independent practice. You are going to begin work on the assignment Context Clues Practice and continue to familiarize yourself with the wonders of context clues. 

Homework  (1.) Continue working on the assignment Context Clues Practice, which is due next Friday, August 25(2.) Continue working on your Learning to Read Story, which is also due next Friday, August 25