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Context clues

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Transcript of Context clues

Context clues
By The Candycrushers:
Fabiola Rivera
Symphoni Marable
Shakira Garland
Jay Young
Definition:
Context clues are hints that an author gives to the reader to help define a difficult or unusual word.
Context clues
When you don't know what a word means just use context clues. Example: The fisies,mean, dog bit the 3 year old.
Websites for Games:


http://www.quia.com/rr/151544.html
http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=191
Activate these links to play context clues games.
Questions/Our Game:
1. I walked down the street and was
startled
by a helicopter which had seemed to be landing in front my very own eyes.
In this paragraph what does the word
startled
mean?
________________________________________________________________
2. Sally woke up to the smell of french toast covered with syrup and powdered sugar. She was so
anxious
to eat her favorite breakfast food.
In this paragraph what does the word
anxious
mean?
________________________________________________________________
3. Sarah was going to a birthday party for her friend Lisa and when she got there she saw a gigantic cake which she loved so she ended up eating the entire cake. Lisa said" You are so
selfish
get out!"
In this paragraph what does the word
selfish
mean?
________________________________________________________________________
4. Bella was a straight A student. She loved completing activities at her desk but, she was very
lethargic
when it came to exercise. She was a very lazy girl.
Directions: take out a sheet of paper and a pencil to right down the answers. If you need to know the answers look at the next slide.

In this paragraph what does the word
lethargic
mean?
____________________________________________________________________
5. One day Timmy was walking along and he came upon a old house . He saw a ball on the lawn. He went to go get the ball, exactly when the man came out. The man was
furious
to see a kid on his lawn.
In this paragraph what does the word
furious
mean?
______________________________________________________________
Answer Key:

1. The word
startled
means, frightened suddenly.
2.The word
anxious
means, eagerly desiring.
3. The word
selfish
means, caring too much of oneself.
4. The word
lethargic
means, drowsy and sluggish.
5. The word
furious
means, intensely full of anger.
6.The word
jealous
means, full of envy
7. The word
jeer
means, a rude action
Thank You! :)
6. Jasmine went to her friends birthday party. At this time they were opening the presents and the first thing she got was a brand new iPad air. Jasmine was very
jealous
of her.
In this paragraph what does the word
jealous
mean?
______________________________________________________________
7. Evelyn was is the hall ways of her school when she saw her friend she looked at her watch,"That's ugly!" she said. The teacher saw what had happened and said,"That was very
jeer
Evelyn!"
In this paragraph what does the word
jeer
mean?
______________________________________________________________
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