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Context Clues: Synonyms
Calvin Lyon 22 February 2016
Transcript of Context Clues: Synonyms
Using synonyms to determine the meaning of an unknown word.
I can use
to determine the meaning of
You are now a little bit more informed and a little bit more knowledgable about contextual clues involving
I hope you all have a pencil to work on your
What is a synonym?
is a phrase or word that has a similar meaning as another word.
to help the reader with words they believe might be difficult for the reader.
before, during, or after
the sentence in which the unknown vocabulary word was used.
He decided to listen to some Kendrick Lamar during his short
In this example, the word break and hiatus were
. This was evident because the word short came before both words, letting me know that hiatus and break are
Now I know that hiatus means break.
Signals words are words that inform you that a
may come up.
Like, Such as, For example, For instance, Including, Also, Too.
These words do NOT guarantee that a
will be used as a context clue to help you figure out a word, but it is a possibility.
Example of a
Mr. Ly needed to take a short
from grading all the benchmarks. He decided to listen to some Kendrick Lamar during his short break.
may be unfamiliar for some of you. Let's look into at the second sentence to see if there's a
Let's try another!
The country of Belgium still has a
in place, just like how England is ruled by a king and queen.
Is there a signal word?
mean? Is there a
means to be ruled by a King or Queen
Let's Try One More!
My little sister has a
attitude. For example, yesterday she was extremely upset one moment and then happy with me the next!
What do you think