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Transcript of Context Clues
The word is directly defined.
The word is restated using a different definition
The context includes one or more examples that unlock the word's meaning
The word is compared to a similar word to help unlock the meaning.
The word is contrasted with a word that means the opposite of it.
Look at the sentences that surround the word and make a good guess about the meaning of the word.
December 9th, 2015
I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of unknown words
2. Context Clues Intro
What are context clues?
Words, phrases, or sentences that come
a certain word that help clarify what the word means.
Future space shuttles to the moon will need to be timed so that the trips occur when the moon is in
, or closest to the earth.
Jean trained to be an
basketball player. In other words, she could dribble, shoot, or pass with either hand.
The work of an
includes the selective breeding of crop plants and the development of methods to preserve soil.
Dave is a kind and
Unlike his lazy brother, Bob was
in his work
Gerry injured his knee playing soccer. It hurt so badly that he didn't put weight on it for a week. The doctor told him his muscles had begun to
from not being used.
Stations: (15 minutes each)
Get a book/I-pad
Quietly go to Reading Zone and begin reading
Sit at the back 2 tables
WORKING WITH MS. WESTERHAM
Sit at the front 2 tables
Complete "Context Clue Activity" on I-Pad
WHEN FINISHED: Do "Free Rice" on I-Pad