When students encounter a vocabulary word that they don’t know or are unfamiliar with, they must use context clues to help them work out the meaning of the word.
These context clues worksheets include 20 examples for students of all abilities to determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases.
This is a vital skill for students to understand and learn how to analyze meaningful word parts, and using reference materials to help them if needed.
This collection of 20 context clues are an excellent way to give students exposure to a range of context clues and prepare them to understand difficult or unknown words in their reading practice.
Context Clues Worksheets – Example
The shop had recently put items on sale and so the consumer was very happy with her purchases that day.
Context clue meaning: “Consumer” – a customer/the person buying items.
After completing these worksheets students will be able to:
- Understand what a context clue is and recognize them
- Write down or repeat a number of context clue examples
- Guess the meaning of an unknown word by using the context clues in the text
Included in this study guide
- 20 Examples of Context Clues Worksheets (All abilities)
Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.