Good readers use context clues when reading. Reading and implementing the resources found at this TabStart page will improve your third grade students' reading skills.
Context Clues Practice for Third Grade Reading Students
Context Clue Riddle Game for Third Grade Readers
By using the context clues in these rhymes (riddles) you can figure out whom (or what occupation) the rhyme is speaking about. This game offers students with an enjoyable way to practice their reading comprehension skills.
Millionaire Game - Context Clues Game
This game from Quia.com is set-up like the millionaire-themed game show on TV. Students are given a sentence with an underlined word, and they have to choose one word from four that is a syonym for the underlined word. Like the game show three hints are offered, and students earn "money" with each correct answer.
Context Clues Practice with PowerPoint Lesson
This presentation from AuthorStream.com allows your reading students to have a new "teacher" for the day. Students can practice their reading skills here by listening to this teacher present a lesson plan about context clues in an amusing and different way.
Teaching Context Clues Article
This is a valuable resource for teachers from the online teacher magazine "Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears." Teachers can find great tips and strategies for teaching students context clues. There are also links to more articles and resources at the end of this article.
Context Clues Worksheets Third Grade
Context Clues Practice - Word Sleuth Worksheet
This worksheet from Education.com gives students more practice with context clues. Students are given sentences with new words, and they need to infer the meaning of the words from the context clues in the sentences.
Context Clues Practice Worksheet
This worksheet from Teacher Vision offers a productive way to teach reading students' context clues when it is still a very new concept. Students use the pictures clues by each sentence to determine the correct word to fill in the blank.
Context Counts! Practice Worksheet
On this worksheet from Education.com, students can use the word cards at the top of the page to fill in the blanks for the sentences on the page.