Saturday, March 30, 2013

Out of This World! Context Clues

I just posted my newest packet to Teachers Pay Teachers.  I'm kind of excited about this one because it's new-ish territory for me!  I hope you guys like it!

Out of This World! Context Clues is designed to help kids figure out unfamiliar vocabulary based on the context of the passage.  They get to play the role of an astronaut on a newly discovered planet.  Their mission?

          On the planet you have encountered a group of aliens.  
          They seem friendly.  They speak a language that is similar
          to English, but some of the words they use are VERY different. 
          Use context clues to figure out what the alien words mean. 

Here's a sample of the short stories:

Once the students have figured out the alien words, they can name the alien language and create a dictionary:

There are some other fun activities for the students to do once they've figured out the meaning of the words.

1.  Silly Sentences:  Use the alien words (or words) to formulate a sentence:

2.  Alien Categories:  Sort the alien words into categories:

3.  When you're done, find your alien name and the alien name of some of your friends!

What do you think?  You can find the packet HERE in my TPT store.  You can also enter to win a copy (I'll give away 2) using the rafflecopter below!

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