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Copy of Context Clues

IWBAT utilize context clues to determine the meaning of unfmiliar words.

maria cook

on 26 March 2016

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Challenge One
Challenge Two
Challenge Three
Context Clues
"We don't need a stinking dictionary."
Lesson Objective
I will be able to
context clues
to determine the meaning
of unfamiliar words.
Creative Twist
Develop your own short story or poem that contains fictitious words and context clues that slyly define them.
Online Challenge
Vote for Correct Answers
Context Clues:
The Five Spanish Missions of Old San Antonio
A chain of five missions establishes along the San Antonio River in the 18th century became the largest concentrations of Catholic missions in Northern America. Built primarily or mostly to expand Spanish New World influence northward from Mexico, the missions also served to introduce native inhabitants, people, into Spanish society.
Four of the missions (San Jose, San Juan, Concepcion, and Espada) were originally founded and started in East Texas. As the East Texas missions succumbed, or gave way to drought, malaria, and French incursions, however, they were relocated, or transferred to San Antonio. The missions flourished, or grew during the middle of the 18th century, but later declined due to inadequate or too little military support, disease, and increased hostilities, or conflicts with Apaches and Comanche’s.

1. In this passage, the word inhabitants means
a. People
b. Spanish
c. Spanish Culture
d. Weapons

2. In this passage, the word succumbed means:
a. Helped by
b. Did well
c. Grew
d. Disturbed or gave away

3. Relocated means:
a. Destroyed
b. Moved or transferred
c. Grew
d. Populated

4. In the passage, flourished means:
a. Fell apart
b. Became wealthy
c. Grew and developed
d. Flowered

5. Inadequate means:
a. Huge amounts of
b. Not enough of
c. Great wealth shown
d. Plenty

6. Hostility means:
a. Friendly behavior
b. Aggressive behavior and conflict
c. Positive models
d. Undetermined.
EXERCISE I: Circle the letter of the best meaning for the underlined word as it is
used in context.

1. My brother said, “I just freed myself from a very
history professor. All
he seemed to want was an audience.”
a. pretentious
b. grouchy
c. talkative
d. worried

2. There is no doubt that the idea of living in such a benign climate was
islanders seemed to keep their vitality and live longer than Europeans.
a. tropical
b. not malignant
c. kind
d. favorable

3. It is difficult to imagine a
of talent in one individual, yet Leonard Bernstein
simply does not have the time to make complete use of his talent as conductor,
performer, writer, and lecturer.
a. excess
b. variety
c. superiority
d. lack

4. There is a large demand all over the United States for plants
to the
desert. Many people in Arizona have made a good business of growing and selling
cacti and other local plants.
a. native
b. necessary
c. foreign
d. alien
Time: 10 minutes
Time: 5 minutes
by Lewis Carroll

Bleak darkness was blacking out the sea and jungle when Rainsford sighted the lights. He came upon them as he turned a crook in the coast line; and his first thought was that be had come upon a (1)
for there were many lights. But as he forged along he saw to his great 2)
that all the lights were in one enormous building--a 3)
structure with pointed towers plunging upward into the 4)
His eyes made out the shadowy outlines of a palatial 5)
it was set on a high bluff, and on three sides of it cliffs dived down to where the sea licked greedy lips in the shadows.

"Mirage," thought Rainsford. But it was no 6)
he found, when he opened the tall spiked iron gate. The stone steps were real enough; the massive door with a leering 7)
for a knocker was real enough; yet above it all hung an air of 8) hooshslendoo.

He lifted the knocker, and it 9)
up stiffly, as if it had never before been used. He let it fall, and it startled him with its booming loudness. He thought he heard steps within; the door remained closed. Again Rainsford lifted the heavy knocker, and let it fall. The door opened then--opened as suddenly as if it were on a spring--and Rainsford stood blinking in the river of glaring gold light that poured out. The first thing Rainsford's eyes discerned was the largest man Rainsford had ever seen--a gigantic creature, solidly made and black bearded to the waist. In his hand the man held a long-barreled 10)
and he was pointing it straight at Rainsford's heart.
Context Clues Challenge
Class period
Class Challenge:
Group Challenge:
1. Anecdote - clue - definition
1. skanaslok - clue -definition
Individual Challenge
(1) village;
(2) astonishment; (3) lofty;
(4) gloom;
(5) chateau;
(6) mirage;
(7) gargoyle;
(8) unreality;
(9) creaked;
(10) revolver
And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.
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