Context Clues - Loudoun County Public Schools

Context Clues - Loudoun County Public Schools

Context Clues Context Clues and Sharks Context clues help us attack unfamiliar words, and sharks attack fish. Like sharks, we have to attack! Lets get inspired: Fish are friends! Context Clues

What are context clues? Context clues, or information surrounding unfamiliar words, can help you figure out the meaning of words that you dont know. Why are context clues

important? Context clues can help you understand what you are reading. Context Clues Strategy 1. Cover the unfamiliar word. 2. Read the sentence again.

3. Choose a word that makes sense in the blank. Attack these words! What do the underlined words mean? While many perceive a shark to be a ruthless killing machine, only about 25 species are reported to have attacked people.

Attack these words! What do the underlined words mean? The idea is that shark attacks and fatalities are so minuscule that you are more likely to be kicked to death by a mule. Types of Context Clues: Synonym Words with similar meanings

His argument is fallacious, so its very misleading. Types of Context Clues: Antonym Words with opposite meanings. Although some teenagers are loquacious, others are closemouthed.

Types of Context Clues: Description The unknown word is described or explained She is somnolent, so she needs pills stay awake. Types of Context Clues: Example Specific examples are listed Celestial bodies, such as the sun, moon, and stars, are studied by scientists.

Think about It What does the word context mean? The word context means Context Clues Strategy Draw a picture for each step of the context clue strategy.

Then, read the paragraph about hurricanes while using the context clue strategy. Answer the questions. Practice Together: Attack! Pedagogical institutions, including high schools, kindergartens, and colleges, require community support to function efficiently.

Pedagogical means _____________. Circle the strategy you used: Synonym Antonym Description

Example Practice Together: Attack! He was so parsimonious that he refused to give his own sons the few dollars they needed to buy pencils for school. It truly hurt him to part with his money. Parsimonious means _____________. Circle the strategy you used:

Synonym Antonym Description Example

Practice Together: Attack! His pertinacity, or stubbornness, is the cause of most of his trouble. Pertinacity means ___________. Circle the strategy you used: Synonym Antonym Description Example Practice Together: Attack!

She was reluctant to be team captain, but she was eager to continue being the goalie. Reluctant means ___________. Circle the strategy you used: Synonym Antonym Description Example Context Clues Practice 1 Complete Practice 1. There are 8 questions!

Remember to use the context clue strategy: 1. Cover 2. Reread 3. Choose Context Clue Practice 2 Complete Practice 2. There are 8 questions! Fill in the blank with a type of context clue:

Synonym Antonym Description Example Then answer the 3 thesaurus questions on the back. If you finish early, study your context clue notes.

Review What are context clues? Why might they be important? Whats the context clues strategy? What are the four types of context clues?

When it comes to context clues, how are we like sharks?

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