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Lesson 4: Types of Context Clues

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Lesson 4: Using Comparing and Contrasting as Context Clues
The
Kentucky Derby
reminded me of a NASCAR race, except the derby had horses instead of cars.
Q:
What details does the COMPARISON give to help you understand the meaning of
Kentucky Derby
?
Instead of living in a city with many other people, she chose to be a
recluse
.
Lesson 4: Types of Context Clues
Sometimes the meaning of an unknown word can be solved by
COMPARING
it to similar words or
CONTRASTING
it with opposite words within the sentence.
Created by Alecia Strohl,
2013
What words in the sentence above give a COMPARISON to help find the meaning of
Kentucky Derby
?
The
Kentucky Derby
reminded me of a
NASCAR race, except the derby had horses instead of cars
.
The words in the sentence that can be used for COMPARISON to help you solve the meaning of
Kentucky Derby
are:
NASCAR race, except the derby had horses instead of cars
.
A:
The details given in the COMPARISON are:
Like a NASCAR race
Uses horses instead of cars
What words in the sentence above give a CONTRAST to help understand the meaning of
recluse
?
Instead of living in a city with many other people
, she chose to be a
recluse
.
The words in the sentence that can be used to CONTRAST the meaning of
recluse
are:
Instead of living in a city with many other people
.
Q:
A:
What details does the CONTRAST give to help you understand the meaning of
recluse
?
The details given in the CONTRAST are:
"Instead" is a clue that means "opposite" or "different"
It is opposite of or different than being around many people
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