Context clues worksheets can be boring at times. How about using a fun topic like the history of Hip Hop and rap music to keep your students engaged while teaching the skill? Using context clues in a passage couldn’t be easier with this activity which is ideal for 5th – 7th-grade students, especially those that are fans of Hip Hop and rap music. Begin by playing the song to build context around the content-vocabulary words in the song lyrics that they will be defining. Students will follow along with the song using the video’s subtitles or with the song lyrics printout.
Next, have students read the questions. The questions reference words in the text that can be used as context clues for the students. The clues are in bold and relate to the overall meaning of the unknown word in the text.
You may do the first question with your students as guided practice. Have them answer the remaining questions independently. Review with them when they are done.
If you’re trying to engage students who typically zone out the second you begin your lesson, this would be a great way to keep them hooked. Do you have students who eat, breathe, and sleep rap music? Try this out in your class and they’ll be your top fans.
This activity also has an answer key for easy grading and review. Download this activity for free using the link below or learn more about it here. You can also check out more context clues worksheets with multiple-choice answers here.
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