Context Clues Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples


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Context clues use the words and sentences that come _____ and _____ an unknown word to help understand what it means.

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1. 'I was so fatigued that I fell asleep on my desk.' Using context clues, what does the word 'fatigued' mean?

2. 'The wind was so brisk, it blew the hat right off my head.' Using context clues, what does 'brisk' mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this worksheet and quiz combo, you will test yourself on how well you can use context to learn the meaning of a new word. The quiz questions will test you on what context clues do and will ask you to use them to define some unknown words.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet's goal is to test you on:

  • What a context clue is
  • Finding a context clue in a sentence
  • How to use context clues in some examples

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related language lesson
  • Information recall - remember how to decide whether or not a context clue is given in a sentence
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to find the meanings of new words in sample sentences

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more, study the lesson titled Context Clues Lesson for Kids: Definitions & Examples. At the end of the lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain what a synonym is
  • Read through a sentence and find the context clues
  • Use hints to help you figure out what a 'flibbit' is