WordMarks: Bookmarks for Words, Item: 539

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WordMarks: Bookmarks for Words


by Kristina Smekens

Utilize WordMarks to help students apply "context clues" when they come across an unfamiliar word in their reading. Provide each student a copy of the WordMark bookmark.

While reading, as the student encounters a new word, he jots down the term and page number it appeared on.

Then, on the remaining lines, the student writes down what he thinks the word means. He applies his background knowledge and makes a prediction about what would make sense.

This is a great strategy to promote the use of context clues for unfamiliar words during independent reading, sustained silent reading, literature groups, or guided reading groups.

Grades K-12, 4-page downloadable PDF (Acrobat) Document File (Product Note: This is a digital item. A download link will be sent via email after purchase. No physical products will be shipped.)

Teachers are encouraged to make classroom sets of digital downloads. However, please refrain from sharing the download beyond your classroom.

WordMarks: Bookmarks for Words by Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.smekenseducation.com/.

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