Use of Sentences for Context Clues


With our Use of Sentences for Context Clues lesson plan, students learn strategies for identifying the meaning of unknown words using sentence-level context clues.

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Our Use of Sentences for Context Clues lesson plan teaches students how to use sentence-level context clues to determine the meaning of words. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to match words with other words whose definitions most closely match the meaning of the original meaning using context clues. Students are also asked to read example sentences and explain the meaning of the bold words using sentence-level context clues. 

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify words in sentences that are unfamiliar or unknown, identify sentence-level context clues and use them as a strategy to comprehend unfamiliar or unknown words, and determine the meaning of a word or a phrase from sentence-level context clues.

State Educational Standards: LB.ELA.LITERACY.L.3.4.A, LB.ELA.LITERACY.L.3.4, LB.ELA.LITERACY.RF.3.4.C

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3rd Grade


Language Arts, Video