Word Detective

This graphic organizer requires students to use context clues and other information to formulate a personal meaning for a word.  It can be used as a classroom assessment for learning because a teacher can immediately tell if a student can understand and create a definition based on how a word is used in a sentence.

Blank Word Detective Sheet

Science Example for Word Detective

 

Websites on Using Context to Develop Vocabulary:

English-Zone.Com - Quiz 1
http://www.english-zone.com/vocab/vic01.html

English-Zone.Com - Quiz 2
http://www.english-zone.com/vocab/vic02.html

Context Clues Games and Activities for Elementary Students

http://www.gamequarium.com/readquarium/contextclues.html



  
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