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Transcript of Context Clues
The unfamiliar word is shown to be different from or unlike another word and is often an opposite; but, however, although, otherwise, unless,instead,on the other hand,while, never, no, or not may be used to signal the contrast
The other football player said he was small
The unfamiliar word is shown to be the same as or like another word;
too, like, as, similar to, or in the same way may be used as signals.
My friend is
the way that
am fascinated by dancing.
The unfamiliar word is cleared-up by giving an example;
may be used as signals.
The teacher chose different
, such as a
and altos, near the school.
The unknown word is equated to a more familiar word or phrase usually a form of to be is used.
the study of living things
The meaning in usually right after the unfamiliar word and often separated from the rest of the sentence with commas, dashes, or parentheses; sometimes or, that is or in other words is used.
herbivores,are at the bottom of the food chain.
The unfamiliar word is included in a series of related words that gives an idea of the word's meaning.
Africa has giraffes, elephants, lions,
apollas, gazelles, and zebras
Cause and Effect
The meaning of the unfamiliar word is signaled by and cause-and-effect relationship between ideas in the text.
Due to the
of worms, the birds starved to death.
The meaning of an unfamiliar word can be inferred from the description of a situation or experience
The children's vociferous talking in class made me wish that I some earplugs on.
Biology the study of living things
the giraffe, elephant, rhino, panda, rabbit, deer, and koala