Context Clues. Figuring out difficult vocabulary!. Direct definition context clues No need for a dictionary with these words…the definition of the word is right in the text! EXAMPLE: “I staggered , almost falling, coughing and sobbing for breath.”
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Figuring out difficult vocabulary!
No need for a dictionary with these words…the definition of the word is right in the text!
“I staggered, almost falling, coughing and sobbing for breath.”
In this sentence the words “almost falling” tell us that staggering means to walk in an unsteady way…almost falling over.
Hint:the definition usually follows right after the word in a phrase set off by commas
Antonym context clues are words around a difficult word that mean the opposite or nearly the opposite as the word.
“I guess that guy knew how close to hysterics I really was, for he talked to me in a low, soothing voice…”
Example context clues are words around a difficult word that explain the meaning of the word.
Inference context clues are words around a difficult word that imply the meaning. The reader must infer.
Prefix context clues are words that begin with a prefix that helps the reader infer the meaning of the word.
Look at your list of vocabulary from your reading log from Chapters 5/6 and 7.
Pick the one that you’re most unsure of its meaning. Highlight the word in your log and then write it on a post-it and pass it to the person on your right.
Then go back and look for context clues to see if you can make a better guess now. Don’t erase your old guess, write your new one in a different color or off to the side.
Then look up the word on the post-it passed to you. Write the definition down and then pass it back.
Compare your guess to the definition. Wereyou closer this time?
Be prepared to share which type of context clue helped you and what words in the passage clued you in to the meaning.