Contextual Clues


With our Contextual Clues lesson plan, students learn how to understand the meaning of words using context clues as well as how to include their own context clues in their writing.

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Our Contextual Clues lesson plan teaches students how to more effectively use context to determine the meaning of a word. During this lesson, students are asked to define given words using the dictionary and then write their own sentence containing that word that includes context clues so that a reader could understand the meaning. Students are also asked to match bolded words in sentences with their definitions using context clues and the process of elimination. 

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

State Educational Standards: LB.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.A

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4th Grade


Language Arts, Video