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Context Clues

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kelly westerham

on 9 December 2015

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Transcript of Context Clues

Context Clues
Definition
Restatement
Examples
Comparison
or
Synonym
Contrast
or
Antonym
Inference
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
Learning Target:
I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of unknown words
Today's Agenda:

1. Warm-Up

2. Context Clues Intro

3. Stations
What are context clues?
Words, phrases, or sentences that come
before
or
after
a certain word that help clarify what the word means.
Example:

Future space shuttles to the moon will need to be timed so that the trips occur when the moon is in
perigee
, or closest to the earth.
Example:

Jean trained to be an
ambidextrous
basketball player. In other words, she could dribble, shoot, or pass with either hand.
Example:

The work of an
agronomist
includes the selective breeding of crop plants and the development of methods to preserve soil.
Example:

Dave is a kind and
benevolent
man.
Example:

Unlike his lazy brother, Bob was
dilligent
in his work
Example:

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
atrophy
from not being used.
Stations: (15 minutes each)
Independent Reading:
Get a book/I-pad
Quietly go to Reading Zone and begin reading

Word Work:
Sit at the back 2 tables
WORKING WITH MS. WESTERHAM

Reading Skills:
Sit at the front 2 tables
Complete "Context Clue Activity" on I-Pad
WHEN FINISHED: Do "Free Rice" on I-Pad
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