Vocabulary Reading Passages 3rd Grade Using Context Clues


Engaging differentiated reading passages with a focus on vocabulary.  Students will use and highlight context clues to infer meaning of unknown vocabulary words.

Vocabulary definitely took a hit over the last few years. This is a great way to expose them to some new words and practice context clues. Have used with partners and independent.” ~ Michelle G.


3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Passages with a focus on:


This set contains fiction passages.

If we want our students to increase their reading comprehension skills, we need to provide opportunities and tools for them to build their vocabulary. Using this product, students will use both their schema and context clues to define unknown words. Using a color key, they will highlight the context clues used to define each bold word within text. These reading passages will teach your students to use context clues to define unknown words. Included are:

  • 24 Reading Comprehension Passages in 2 Levels(12 for each level)
  • 100+ 3rd Grade vocabulary words incorporated
  • Sentence Writing Using New Vocabulary Words
  • Answer Keys


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