Context Clue Draw
(visual/oral/auditory/kinesthetic)

Have students work in small groups. Give each student in a group a different colored sheet of paper and tell students to cut four strips from each sheet. On each strip, students write a context-clue sentence for a different unfamiliar word. Words can be chosen from this list or from a class dictionary. In each sentence, students should use a different type of context clue (appositive, synonym, antonym, or list) for the underlined unfamiliar word. Students then fold their strips, place them in a container, and take turns drawing a strip (avoiding their own). For each sentence, they must name the type of context clue used and state the general meaning of the underlined word.

Unfamiliar Words
okapi
slovenly
flout
manganese
encephalitis
lentils
comatose
mendacious
hauteur
tamarind
opulent
carburetor
pentagon
fez
carnivore
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