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Transcript of Context Clues
Redo Jim Bob went through a metamorphosis ; it was so complete that we barely recognized him. Replace the new word with your predictions. What are Context Clues? Textbook writers use words that will be new to their student readers. So they often include other words or phrases to help with the understanding of the new word. These words or phrases are referred to as context clues. They are built into the sentences around the difficult word. If you become more aware of the words around the difficult words you encounter in your reading, you will save your self many trips to the dictionary. You will be able to make logical guesses about the meanings of many words. Think of it like this: some authors "leak" information on the page and it sometimes requires detective work to "solve" word meanings. Looking at the context clues helps you learn new words and better understand what you read. There are 4 types of context clues: 2. Synonyms and Definitions 3. Antonyms and Contrasts 4. "sense" of the sentence and/or elaboration 1. Examples