Context Clue Worksheets

Many times we run into new words for the first time. Using the words near to the new unknown word, we can often determine the meaning of that word. This is called using the word in context. Authors often will write sentences with this in mind for the reader. Lets look at an example.

Do you know what "harkarl" is? What if it was used in this sentence: Mr. Jineky prepared his favorite family dish of harkarl for us last night. By the words of the sentence we can tell that this "harkarl" is a type of traditional cultural food. Harkarl is a traditional dish in Iceland. It's actually aged or some consider it rotten shark.

Conjunctions In Sentences
We have you identify conjunctions and then tell us what gets connected.

Reading Words in Context
Your given a word in a sentence to define based on surrounding words.

Multiple Choice Context Clues
The words are a bit more advanced, but the clues given make it very doable.

Definitions by Context
We have you dissect sentences in this worksheet.

Context Clue In Sentences
Now you define the word and then state the context clues that lead you to that definition.

Using Context Clues to Solve the Riddles!
This words are crazy! See if you can figure out what they are.

More Context Clues in Sentences
We use words that are common at the High School level.

Using Context within Sentences to Understand Words
We start out easy and get more difficult as the sheet goes on.