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Context Clues by Kathy Adams. LA.910.1.6.3 Benchmark Description: The student will use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words; . Content Focus: Context Clues Text Attributes: Texts should be literary or informational.

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Context clues by kathy adams

Context Clues

by

Kathy Adams


Context clues by kathy adams

LA.910.1.6.3

Benchmark Description:

The student will use context clues

to determine meanings of unfamiliar words;


Context clues by kathy adams

Content Focus:Context Clues

Text Attributes: Texts should be literary or informational.

Other stimuli may include, but are not limited to, illustrations with captions, graphics, and charts.

Texts must contain a word unfamiliar to most students, and clear and sufficient context must be present for students to determine the meaning of the word.

Distractor Attributes:Distractors may include, but are not limited to

incorrect meanings of the assessed word;

meanings of the assessed word that are correct but are not appropriate for the context surrounding the assessed word;

contextual meanings drawn from the text but unrelated to the assessed word; and

plausible but incorrect distractors based on the text.


Context clues by kathy adams

Six Kinds of Context Clues


Context clues by kathy adams

Context

The words or sentences around an unfamiliar word

often provide clues about the word’s meaning.

In some cases, signal words can act as clues.


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Restatement Clues

Words such as in other words, these, or that is can signal

the restatement of the word.

Example: The veterinarian treated every animal owner

in an affable manner;in other words, she

was gentle and friendly with them.

From the context, readers can tell that affable means “gentle and friendly.” The

phrase in other words signals that the words gentle and friendly retate the meaning

of the word.


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Example Clues

Words such as such as, for example, especial, in that,

or likewise can indicate to readers that an unfamiliar

word is being restated in more familiar terms.

Example: Many types of fauna, for example the javelina,

the coyote, and the peregrine falcon, live in Big Bend

National Park.


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Contrast Clues

Words such as but, however, although, not, still, despite,

on the other hand, some…but others, and in contrast

indicate that an unfamiliar word contrasts with another

word in the passage.

Example: Maria was enthralled by the new movie, but her

friend found it dull and uninteresting.

From the context, readers can tell that enthralled means “fascinated.”

The word but signals that enthralled contrasts with the words dull and

uninteresting.


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Cause and Effect Clues

Words such as lead to, cause, because, effect, reasons,

as a result, consequently, since and why show how one

word may be a cause or effect related to an unfamiliar

word.

Example: Because he wanted to marry a divorcee,

Edward VIII choose to abdicate the British throne in 1936.

From the context, readers can tell that abdicate means “to formally give

up power.” The word because signals that abidcating is an effect of

Edward VIII’s wanting to marry a divorcee.


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Definition/Explanation Clues

A sentence may actually define or explain an unfamiliar word.

Example: The title of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel Tender is the

Night contains an allusion, or reference, to a poem by

John Keats.

From the context, readers can tell that allusion means “reference.”

The appositive phrase “or reference” signals the meaning of the word.


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