"What does that word mean?" Contextual vocabulary skills are incredibly important, especially when working through a novel. Studies have shown that rote memorization does not produce a lasting understanding. What can be done? This set of contextual vocabulary cards has been specifically created for chapters 1-6 of Harper Lee's classic novel There are a variety of decoding methods featured in the set that can be used as bell ringers, stations, small activities, or even a comprehensive lesson.