How to Teach Context Clues

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Last week I talked about context clues strategies, but I’m sure many of you are wondering how to actually teach context clues and when. I got you! This episode is going to cover how to apply the different strategies I shared and really give you a framework for implementing them.

Just like all the great activities in literacy, you can start to teach context clues by using highlighters and anchor charts. As you listen you’ll realize that the strategies I’ve provided can seamlessly be woven into your current lessons. Before you know it your students will be internalizing and utilizing these strategies all on their own!

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In this episode I share:
  • How to introduce context clues to your students
  • Steps for implementing context clue strategies
  • 4 words that will remind students how to find the meaning of unknown words
  • When to apply strategies for unknown words throughout your reading block
  • Tips for differentiating instruction
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Hey, I'm Megan!

I am a literacy specialist and curriculum designer who loves sharing tips and ideas to help students thrive in literacy! It brings me joy to await those a-ha moments and to see light bulbs turn on!

I have a huge passion for reading and writing and love to co-mingle the two any chance I get! You can expect to learn new strategies and ways to keep your students engaged during your literacy block! I am so glad you’re here!

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