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Context Clues Activity



Engage your upper elementary students with these fun and easy to prepare Context Clues activities! No prep required, just print them out and use the context clues activities as a literacy center or engaging lesson that aligns to several Common Core Standards!

This resource includes 10 high-interest context clues reading activities that are sure to keep your students engaged!

What's included in this context clues activity resource?

  • 10 full page context clues activities – try printing these out in color and laminating them as a reusable literacy center activity!
  • 10 student recording sheets (one for each context clues activity!)
  • An answer key for each page!
  • A digital, Google Slides version! Perfect for virtual learning or paperless practice.

What do the context clues reading activities look like?

  • Worthy of the ‘Gram – Examine a fictional Instagram page to use context clues to decipher the meaning of an underlined word.
  • An Autocorrect Fail – Use context clues to figure out the meaning of underlined words in a fictional texting conversation.
  • Greetings from Grandma – Use context clues to decode silly internet acronyms.
  • Tech Talk – Use context clues to decipher a notebook ‘found' in an office!
  • Mad Mail Mystery – Complete a letter with words that make sense in a mad-libs-style writing activity.
  • A Sleepover Surprise – Use context clues to decipher a text message sent in a secret code.
  • Perplexing Pages – Use context clues to figure out the meaning of underlined words in a school biology textbook.
  • Extra Extra! – Use context clues skills to edit the school newspaper and help make it readable for your classmates.
  • Postcard Pals – Find the best definition for the underlined words in a postcard from a friend far away.
  • Intriguing Impressions – Find the meaning of the underlined word in the secret messages found inside a new school social studies textbook.

Looking for more context clues resources? I've got you covered!

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