Our Additional Use of Context lesson plan teaches students how to both interpret and create context clues for better understanding. During this lesson, students are asked to define five high-level vocabulary words and then use all five of them in a passage along with context clues, demonstrating their ability to include harder words in their writing while still making their meaning clear. Students are also asked to read a story and define each bolded word using context clues; they also underline the specific context clues they used to determine the meaning of the word.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.4.A