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Copy of Vocab through Context Clues

Learning new words by using context clues
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Deborah Hodulik

on 2 December 2010

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Transcript of Copy of Vocab through Context Clues

Vocabulary Words are what our
thoughts are make of How would you describe an orange? Did you use words like:
juicy or succulent?
round or spherical?
delicious or luscious?
bright or vivid?
healthy or nutritious?
fruit or produce? How do you increase your vocabulary? Reading Memorizing Playing What's so important about increasing our vocab? A better vocab lets [allows] you to:
Think better
Communicate better I mean.....
Improves your thinking
Enhances your communication How do you define a new word when reading? Look it up? Use context clues? Definition in sentence Example or explanation in sentence Comparison or contrast Inference setting familiar words around new one Sentence includes the definition of the new word
They had already begun to <dismantle> the ship, taking it apart piece by piece. Unknown word followed by examples.
Squares, rectangles, and trapezoids are all <quadridlaterals.> Unknown word is compared OR contrasted with a known word.
This year's yard sale was a <fiasco.> They earned even less money than they did last year. An idea or conclusion you make about an unknown word.
You examine the setting, how the word is used and the words around the unknown word.
Usually need more than one sentence to infer the meaning.
I like Mary because she's not <exclusive.> When she has a party, she invites the whole class, not just her best friends.
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