Teach students how to use context clues when learning new vocabulary with reading comprehension and writing activities for the mentor text, “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes. Use context clues and vocabulary graphic organizers, mentor posters, and other support materials to guide students through the comprehension process using the IDEAS strategy.
Chrysanthemum activities included:
- a unique craft
- writing prompts
- graphic organizers
- story element posters
- anchor chart headers
- focused worksheets to deepen understanding of comprehension strategy
- book talk questions
- parent connection materials
- check for understanding mini-lesson
- lesson plan ideas and more!
Read about this unit and more in my blog post, “5 Reading Comprehension Activities for Context Clues”
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