Context Clues Powerpoint (MS Standard 1d)

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Context Clues 1d - T he student will use context clues to determine the meanings of unfamiliar or multiple meaning words. (DOK 2) RSL 4 RSIT 4 LS 4 LSLHSS 4,10 LSLSTS 4,10

Context clues are bits of information from the text that, when combined with prior knowledge, allow you to decide the meaning of unknown words in the story or article you are reading. As a reader you must act similar to a detective and put together clues from sentences surrounding an unknown word in order to make an intelligent “guess” as to what the definition of a word is. :

Context clues are bits of information from the text that, when combined with prior knowledge, allow you to decide the meaning of unknown words in the story or article you are reading. As a reader you must act similar to a detective and put together clues from sentences surrounding an unknown word in order to make an intelligent “guess” as to what the definition of a word is. What Are They?

Textbook writers and authors include words or phrases to help their readers understand the meaning of a new or difficult word. These words or phrases are built into the sentences around the new or difficult word. By becoming more aware of the words around a difficult word, readers can make logical guesses about the meanings of many words. :

Textbook writers and authors include words or phrases to help their readers understand the meaning of a new or difficult word. These words or phrases are built into the sentences around the new or difficult word. By becoming more aware of the words around a difficult word, readers can make logical guesses about the meanings of many words. How Do They Help Me Read New Words?

Authors use many different types of context clues when writing texts. Three of these types are: Direct definition context clues Synonym context clues Antonym context clues :

Authors use many different types of context clues when writing texts. Three of these types are: Direct definition context clues Synonym context clues Antonym context clues Types of Context Clues

Direct definition context clues are words that say, “Stop - don’t touch that dictionary. The definition of the word you don’t know is right here in the text!“ There are many theories, or ideas, about what made the Ice Ages happen. In this sentence the word “ideas” tells us that theories are different thoughts people have about something. :

Direct definition context clues are words that say, “Stop - don’t touch that dictionary. The definition of the word you don’t know is right here in the text!“ There are many theories , or ideas, about what made the Ice Ages happen. In this sentence the word “ideas” tells us that theories are different thoughts people have about something. Direct Definition

Synonym context clues are words around a difficult word that mean the same or nearly the same as the word. After seeing the picture of the starving children, we felt compassion or pity for their suffering. In this sentence the word “pity” tells us that compassion means to have understanding for. :

Synonym context clues are words around a difficult word that mean the same or nearly the same as the word. After seeing the picture of the starving children, we felt compassion or pity for their suffering. In this sentence the word “pity” tells us that compassion means to have understanding for. Synonym Context Clues

Antonym context clues are words around a difficult word that mean the opposite or nearly the opposite as the word. Joe was reluctant to take the job of captain of the team. He was afraid that the time it would take would hurt his grades. On the other hand, Billy was eager for the chance to be the team captain. In this sentence the words “on the other hand” and “eager” tell us that Billy feels the opposite of Joe, therefore, reluctant means uncertain or cautious. :

Antonym context clues are words around a difficult word that mean the opposite or nearly the opposite as the word. Joe was reluctant to take the job of captain of the team. He was afraid that the time it would take would hurt his grades. On the other hand, Billy was eager for the chance to be the team captain. In this sentence the words “on the other hand” and “eager” tell us that Billy feels the opposite of Joe, therefore, reluctant means uncertain or cautious. Antonym Context Clues

Katie appeared infallible in math class because she had never gotten a problem wrong. Using the explanation clue, the word infallible in this sentence means   a. never wrong b. mistaken c. wrong   d. incorrect :

Katie appeared infallible in math class because she had never gotten a problem wrong. Using the explanation clue, the word infallible in this sentence means a. never wrong b. mistaken c. wrong d. incorrect Skills Practice

We could tell by the rotten smell, that something putrid was in our trash can. Using the explanation clue, the word putrid in this sentence means   ample   alive   rotten   appealing :

We could tell by the rotten smell, that something putrid was in our trash can. Using the explanation clue, the word putrid in this sentence means ample alive rotten appealing Skills Practice

The insidious burglar was able to sneak into the house without being heard or seen. Using the explanation clue, the word insidious in this sentence means   strong   loud   clumsy   sneaky :

The insidious burglar was able to sneak into the house without being heard or seen. Using the explanation clue, the word insidious in this sentence means strong loud clumsy sneaky Skills Practice

The voters were so upset about the outcome of the election that a skirmish broke out and the police had to break it up. Using the explanation clue, the word skirmish in this sentence means   fight   sunshine   hurricane   creature :

The voters were so upset about the outcome of the election that a skirmish broke out and the police had to break it up. Using the explanation clue, the word skirmish in this sentence means fight sunshine hurricane creature Skills Practice

The tornado annihilated the whole town to the point that nothing was left standing. Using the explanation clue, the word annihilated in this sentence means   destroyed   saved   created   constructed :

The tornado annihilated the whole town to the point that nothing was left standing. Using the explanation clue, the word annihilated in this sentence means destroyed saved created constructed Skills Practice

You have successfully completed a study on context clues! Go out into the world and see what you can do with your new knowledge of how to decode words! :

You have successfully completed a study on context clues! Go out into the world and see what you can do with your new knowledge of how to decode words! You did it!

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