Lesson: Identifying Context Clues

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Lesson Objective

SWBAT identify context clues and use them to uncover the meaning of a word

Lesson Plan

Warm Up. Read the following sentences, paying particular attention to the underlined words. (5 min)

 

  1. Katie appeared infallible in math class because she had never gotten a problem incorrect.
  2. A sleuth, such as Sherlock Holmes, can be very helpful in solving crimes.
  3. The book contained many conundrums, or mind-exercising problems.
  4. Two new girls started school this week. Beth has a gregarious attitude, while Jenna is rather quiet.

 

Describe how you could figure out the meanings of the underlined words.

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Aim: SWBAT identify context clues and use them to uncover the meaning of a word.

 

Class Notes: (7 min)

Clue words can help you make meaning from the context.  It is important to recognize that sometimes the clue words will be absent or be used differently, but when they are featured in the sentence, it will help you to notice them and make use of them.

 

 

Clue Word

Clue word for…

Example in a sentence

·     “Is”

·     “means”

·      “meaning”

·     an apostrophe (comma sandwich)

 

I went to sleep in the hammock, a giant spread of fabric hanging from tree to tree, and I didn’t wake up ‘til morning.”

·     “but”

·     “not”

·     “unlike”

 

“Ed was known for being cantankerous, unlike his good-natured brother.”

·     “Like”

·     “such as”

 

Chortling like giggling can be positive or negative?”

·     :

·     lists

·     “including”

·     “such as”

 

“Different ceremonies, such as weddings and funerals, were held there.”

 

Guided Practice (3 min)

Directions: Write the context clue and the type of context clue it is.   Then write what you think the word means.

1. “The room was full of her kin, such as her brother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and cousins.”

 

Context Clue

Type of Clue

Word and Meaning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complete with your Partner (6)

 

1. “He was wearing a burnoose, a scarf worn around the head.”

Context Clue

Type of Clue

Word and Meaning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. “She said the music would be cacophonous but it sounded beautiful to me.”

Context Clue

Type of Clue

Word and Meaning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. “There was a bowl full of citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and limes.”

Context Clue

Type of Clue

Word and Meaning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. “Tell me about your dreams like what you want from your future or things you would like to do in your life.

Context Clue

Type of Clue

Word and Meaning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Name: ___________________ Class:_______________ Date:_____________________

 

Directions: Read the article below and then fill in the tables on the back with the context clues, type of clues, and the likely meaning of bolded word.

 

“Punctuality”

    Punctuality, being on time, is a popular character trait.  It is prized by doctors and dentists. Patients who are late mess up their schedules and cause other patients to have longer waiting times. Teachers enjoy punctuality as well. Late students disrupt the flow of the class and may miss important information. Friends appreciate punctuality, too! No one likes to be kept waiting. Punctuality is the act of being on time. The opposite of punctuality is tardiness. It is a sign of respect to be on time; it is disrespectful to be late.

 

     Some people are always late. They seem disorganized, unlike people who keep everything neat and tidy.  Maybe they lose track of time.  Maybe they get distracted by other things such as getting lost on the way, shiny pennies on the floor, or stopping to talk to friends.  It doesn't matter what the excuse is, being late annoys those kept waiting. Have you ever had to wait for a friend to show up so that you could do something fun? Have you had a birthday party where you kept waiting for a tardy friend to finally show up? Have you ever stood waiting after school for your ride home, wondering whether you had been forgotten? You know how it feels to watch the clock and wonder what happened to the person who is supposed to meet you. Since you know how it feels, you should be careful not to do that to others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:  Fill in the tables based on the article “Punctuality.”

 

Unknown word

Context Clue

Type of Clue

Word and Meaning

 

Punctuality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown word

Context Clue

Type of Clue

Word and Meaning

 

 

distracted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown word

Context Clue

Type of Clue

Word and Meaning

 

disorganized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson Resources

Identifying Types of Context Clues   Lesson Plan
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