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

English-Zone.Com - Quiz 2

Context Clues Games and Activities for Elementary Students


Activating Prior Knowledge
Vocabulary Development
Comprehension Strategies
Summarization Techniques
Writing Across the Curriculum
Getting to Know Students
Technology Tools