Context Clues

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What are context clues? : 

What are context clues?

Context clues are information that a reader gets from a text. This Information helps him determine the meaning of a word. : 

Context clues are information that a reader gets from a text. This Information helps him determine the meaning of a word.

Read the following sentence: : 

Read the following sentence: The teacher had enough of John’s preposterous behavior after he threw a spitball. What does the word preposterous mean?

Preposterous : 

Preposterous You can use context clues to decide the meaning of preposterous: Ask yourself: What type of behavior is throwing a spitball? What would the teacher think of this behavior?

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Using context clues, you can see that preposterous means unreasonable or absurd. Now, use the word preposterous in a sentence of your own.

Use context clues: : 

Use context clues: Celestial bodies, such as the sun, moon, and stars, are of great interest to scientists. What does the term celestial bodies mean? Use context clues!

Context Clues : 

Context Clues Celestial bodies – Relating to things in the sky or heavens How did you use context clues to determine this?

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Remember: Context clues help readers identify the meanings of unknown words and learn new vocabulary. You can become a vocabulary expert through using context clues!