ERIC Number: ED266418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
Context Clues: Usefulness and Creative Instructional Techniques.
Elliott, Joan B.; McFeely, Donald C.
Arguing that teachers need to provide direct instruction if they expect children to learn to apply semantic or syntactic clues as they are reading, this paper presents a variety of activities for teaching children to use context clues. Among the more than 35 activities described are: gathering clues from pictures, using a language experience approach, using a dictionary to discover context clue meanings, playing a word guessing game, nonsense story clues, playing Concentration, scrambled words and context cluing rebus writing, trigger words, talking workbooks, take away a letter, and scrambled sentences. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (30th, New Orleans, LA, May 5-9, 1985).