Context Clues Reading Passages and Anchor Charts Activities for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade


83 reviews

This no-prep context clues reading passages activity offers print-and-go, standards-aligned, easy-to-use context clues passages, worksheets, and anchor charts for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade.

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Delivery Method: Instant Digital Download 

Pages: 34 PDF pages + Google Slides

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Context Clues Reading Passages for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade with Digital Distance Learning Option:

This no-prep Context Clues Reading Passages product offers print-and-go, standards-aligned, easy-to-use context clues activities for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. You will also find instructions for distance learning through Google Slides.

This product includes:

  • four instructional pages to help students identify context clues
  • three different (full-page) reading passages
  • three printable worksheets for each passage
  • ALL worksheets do have a corresponding answer key as well

Note: These activities are meant to accompany dictionaries at the teacher’s discretion so that students can check the accuracy of their work.

This context clues product includes these vocabulary words: awkward, scenario, attempt, insecure, confident, attached, unsure, resist, urge, regret, vanished, complete, tasks, aware, situation, specific, unusual, local, transported, provide, discover, locate, search, attentively, familiar, distraught, informed, scavenging, shuffle, bizarre, acquired, vision, rely, locate, assortment, domesticated, spines, hollow, defensive, threatened, and connect


This product includes a digital option (as well as the no prep printable option). The instructions for utilizing the digital portion appear at the end of the packet.


Many teachers have indicated that my context clues products are very rigorous for their students. If you are a second-grade teacher, please take a look the vocabulary words included (as well as the format) to determine the appropriateness for your own group this year. Your students may need extra assistance and scaffolding to complete the activities.

If you teach in a multi-level classroom, have students with a very wide range of needs, or are meeting the needs of students with varying language abilities or students acquiring English, the MULTI-LEVEL MEGA BUNDLE for Context Clues might be right for you. You can check it out here:

Searching for context clues activities geared for 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade (please note that there is a context clues bundle for 2nd-4th grade):

The following context clues products have been created for 3rd-5th grade (please note that there is a context clues bundle for 3rd-5th grade):

The following context clues products have been created for 4th-6th grade (please note that there is a context clues bundle for 4th-6th grade):

This file contains 34 pages + Google Slides.

83 reviews for Context Clues Reading Passages and Anchor Charts Activities for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Grade

Based on 83 reviews
  1. Jan W


  2. Anna H

    A great resource for practice.

  3. Anna H

    A great resource for practice.

  4. Lisa D

    Thank you – great practice for context clues.

  5. Takisha P

    Great Resource

  6. Taylor D

    Great resource, thank you!

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  8. Brenda B

    I’m hoping to use this to supplement our reading curriculum which does not give our students any practice in context clues.

  9. Alyssa P

    Great resource for context clues!

  10. Stephanie A


  11. Jaime H

    Thanks for a great resource.

  12. Annie B

    Can’t wait to use in word work center.

  13. Angela L Diaz 

    Great Resource!

  14. Shannon M

    This is awesome!!!

  15. Brilliantly Bright 


  16. Lisa W

    Excellent resource.

  17. Danyelle B

    Great way to teach a difficult concept!

  18. Victoria E

    Thank youuuu

  19. Yehleen A

    Great resource! Thank you!

  20. Krista B

    Will be teaching some after school classes. This is a fantastic resource!

  21. Jenna P

    I used this with my readers who are above grade level. Although some of the words they are already familiar with, it has been very engaging in teaching them HOW to use context clues and exposing them to passages like they will see on state testing next year. Love this resource and bought more of them!

  22. Beth C

    I used this resource in a small group setting. Students were engaged and enjoyed the stories.


    I used this with my good readers who needed to be challenged and those who needed help with vocabulary!

  24. Charmed in Third Grade 

    It was very grade appropriate

  25. Daria D

    I used these passages to target my student’s goal of using context clues within passages to define target words. Aside from the already underlined words, I was able to pick out a few extra ones within each passage for my student to define. I am very happy with my purchase and this product!

  26. Courtney F

    I used this at theend of a unit and it was a good review for students.

  27. Shannon D

    Great resource for distance learning!

  28. Savannah Garcia 

    Perfect to help me gather data on IEP goals during distance distance learning

  29. Brittany K

    I used this as weekly homework to send home as a review. It was the perfect length and ability level for students to complete on their own.

  30. Penny R

    I really liked using this resource to review context clues with my class. I liked the stories and that they had to go back in the text to find some of the answers.

  31. Catherine H

    This is exactly what I needed for my students.

  32. KSinKansas

    Great, thanks!

  33. Teaching in the Forrest 

    I was able to use this resource a few times before schools were closed. My students loved the challenging words! They enjoyed the writing as well. Such a great resource!

  34. Sarah C

    Thank you

  35. 4th Grade in the Pines 

    This was a great resource for my small groups!

  36. Mercer B

    This was perfect for distance learning! They are very rigorous

  37. EvaTeacher40 

    It was very helpful, Thank You!

  38. Supply Acct P

    This is a wonderful resource to use when teaching context clues. I used it in my tutorial classroom to teach context clues to students who struggle with reading. The questions not only ask for the meaning of a word but it ask what context clue was used to provide the meaning of the word. My students were challenged.

  39. angela whitehead 

    Our 2nd grade teachers truly loved this resource, the resource was one the best resources I have gotten from TPT.

  40. Teresa S

    This was a great resource. Thank you so much!

  41. Cecilia Goh 

    Amazing resource for my kids to practice context clues.

  42. Rita G

    This was a great tool to use with my EL students.

  43. katie L

    Amazing resource! My kids loved it!!

  44. Stephanie E

    This is a great product to practice using context clues to determine the meaning of words. I used print and digital, which was great!

  45. Sales By Seitz 

    This a great resource!!! It is very engaging. This has helped my students understand how to use context clues. I will definitely use this for the rest of my career!

  46. Cia H

    Thank you so much for the great resource!

  47. Lyndsey G

    This was a great enrichment activity for my second graders!

  48. Angel W

    Excellent Resource!

  49. Kathryn Carney 

    Great resource!

  50. Emily E

    This was perfect for teaching context clues!

  51. The UDL Gal 

    EXCELLENT RESOURCE! Highly recommend!

  52. Ashley G

    Used this as a small group lesson and it was a great resource! Kids were engaged and enjoyed it.

  53. Stacey W

    Great resource to use with my distance learners

  54. Cynthia Holguin 

    I loved all the parts of this resource. There were posters/cards to help them remember the content and engaging passages to practice the skill. Thank you!

  55. Megan A

    This has probably been my favorite context clue pack to use. My students have always struggled with them, and they still continue to do so, however, this packet had them engaged and interested in context clues more than I ever could. Thank you!

  56. Stephanie Quinones 

    great resource!

  57. Katherine P

    This was great for my lower-level ELA class!

  58. Raylene A

    This is one of the best resources I have seen for context clues. It covered so much and presented it well.

  59. Sherlita B

    Great resource! We were able to practice dictionary skills as well as context clues!!

  60. Deanna Stupfer 

    My students LOVED this! I think they really liked to use crayons!

  61. Krisann E

    Great resource. Thank you!

  62. Mrs Meselsohn 

    This resource was great for helping my students with context clues practice! I can’t wait to use it again next year! Thank you!

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  64. Nicole M

    Love this resource!

  65. Staci F

    Great to use in small groups!

  66. Lynne E

    Great resource for my students who struggle with this!

  67. First Grade Light Bulb Moments 

    Great resource. Great for test prep!

  68. 4th Grade Eagles 

    Thank you, I used right away!

  69. Katarina K

    Great Resource.

  70. Ms Wells 

    The context clues portion of this resource was great. There were both fiction and nonfiction passages.

  71. Leticia J

    I used this product with my 3rd graders who are struggling with learning loss due to distance learning. They found it engaging, but a little hard to understand.

  72. Ellen T

    Low prep is my jam.

  73. Megan O

    Great activity for students to show their understanding of context clues.

  74. Katrena B

    Thank you for the resource.

  75. Ashley R

    Great small group instruction resource. Thank you!

  76. Candice B

    My students loved this.

  77. Pepper S

    Great resource.

  78. Julia M

    This is a good resource for context clues.

  79. Marsha G

    My students were able to work independently while I worked with other groups.

  80. The Teacher’s Bag 

    Thank you!

  81. Joseph L

    Great resource!

  82. Erin Muse 

    I love your products and the detail and thought that goes into them! Very easy to use and implement in the classroom.

  83. Melody Corbin 

    Great resource

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