Bell Work

Context Clues 1

Have a few sentences written on the board that contain new vocabulary words for which your students must deduce the meaning using context clues. Here are some examples:
  1. My friend John missed the bus the other day, so I told him I'd give him a ride home on my handlebars. But Mrs. Smith, our teacher, said that it was a precarious situation and it would be better if we both walked home.
  2. Rachel's parents wanted her to join the GATE program at school, but she wasn't very zealous about the idea because she wanted to stay with all of her friends at school.
  3. Being one of the most expensive and gallant ships ever built, the Titanic set out for its maiden voyage to the United States in splendor.

More Bell Work Ideas

Long Arms
Shapes Around the Room
South America
Sun Full of Earths
Millennium Countdown
Amazing Swimmer
Race in the United States
Lucky Signs
Trapezoid Volume
Common Eye Color
Quote Response
Alphabet Circle
Pumpkin Seeds
Non-E Paragraph
Private Space Shuttles
Check Your Pulse
Antonym Pairing
Columbus Quote
Costume Survey
A to Z States
US vs. Yugoslavia
Circle the Adjectives
Veterans Day 101
Say More With Less
Food List
Social Security Numbers
Words in a Word
History of Halloween
F is for Fall
What is IT?
Population in 2040
Automobile Symbols
"If" Response
The Perfect Gift
Three Consecutive Numbers
Most Popular Color
Describe Your Kitchen
Fish Algebra
Go Fish
Nine to Five
Explorer Timelines
A to Z Animals
Grade Averages
Where is Sydney?
Max Temp
Poetry in a Box
Turkey - The Official Bird?
Fast Food Chain