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Context Clues. Using Context Clues. When you come upon a word that is unknown, using the words around it can help you discover the meaning of the new word. This is called using context clues. Today you will test your ability to use this skill.

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Using Context Clues

When you come upon a word that is unknown, using the words around it can help you discover the meaning of the new word. This is called using context clues. Today you will test your ability to use this skill.


His bulging eyes were caused by the overflow of the volcano.

Does bulging mean?

1. round

2. infected

3. swelling out


Joe’s birthday celebration did not end as he had expected.

Does celebration mean?

1. decorated cake

2. activities for a special event

3. to perform publicly


The knights, pawns, bishops, and other pieces were ready but he forgot the chessboard.

What is a chessboard?

1. The ends of a bed

2. gameboard used for playing chess

3. material used to build a hope chest


The dog’s but he forgot the foolishness got him into big trouble.

What does foolishness mean?

1. behavior that shows a lack of good sense

2. the act of drinking

3. thirsty


By Saturday morning each week the cupboards are nearly bare so mom goes to the marketplace.

What is a marketplace?

1. a place to get an oil change

2. the medical center

3. location where goods are bought and sold


Even the adults snickered at the dead Bugs Bunny cartoon. so mom goes to the

What does snickered mean?

1. laughed in a secretive, disrespectful way

2. walked away

3. failed to pay admission


The two captives prayed that the right so mom goes to the spice could not be found to make this stew edible.

What is a spice?

1. a large cooking instrument

2. seasoning for food, made from plants

3. cooking oil


The bunnies made a so mom goes to the vow to their friend the farmer to feed the chicks while he was away.

What does vow mean?

1. to tell a joke

2. to lie or be untruthful

3. solemn promise or pledge


The End so mom goes to the


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