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Use Context to Understand Word Meaning

In this worksheet, students will work out the meaning of unfamiliar words in their reading by looking at their context within sentences and short extracts.

'Use Context to Understand Word Meaning' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 8 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Vocabulary Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

Ironically, sometimes it's the words that have been around the longest that we need to learn.


Famous writers such as Shakespeare, Dickens and Wordsworth all use words that we might need some help with in this modern age.


Beads with letters on put together to create the word


In this activity, we will be looking at a classic piece of literature to see if we can decipher some of the vocabulary that has been used.


Books in a library.


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