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:
What type of behavior is throwing a spitball?
What would the teacher think of this behavior?
Slide 5: 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?
Slide 8: 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!