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Vocabulary. Using context clues. Context Clues 6 main types. Definition Restatement Example Comparison Contrast Inference. 1. Definition. Signaled words or phrases Or Which is Also called/also known as That is In other words. Definition.

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vocabulary

Vocabulary

Using context clues

context clues 6 main types
Context Clues6 main types
  • Definition
  • Restatement
  • Example
  • Comparison
  • Contrast
  • Inference
1 definition
1. Definition
  • Signaled words or phrases
    • Or
    • Which is
    • Also called/also known as
    • That is
    • In other words
definition
Definition
  • Our teacher received a small stipend, orpayment, for giving travel lectures to local clubs.
  • Signal word – or
  • Gives you enough info to understand
    • Stipend = payment
  • To fully understand, check the dictionary
definition1
Definition
  • Stipend = payment (context clues)
  • Stipend: a payment made from an allotment of money set aside for a particular purpose, most often for services beyond a person’s regular job duties. (dictionary)
2 restatement
2. Restatement
  • Provides words or phrases that are another way of saying the definition
  • Example:
  • The company did a lucrative business last year; sales and profits doubled.
    • Lucrative = profitable
restatement
Restatement
  • Complete your examples…1-6
3 example
3. Example
  • Provides examples
  • Determine category
  • Signaled words or phrases
    • Such as/Like
    • For example/For instance
    • Other
    • Especially
    • This/These
example
Example
  • The governor asked that farmers make use of all arable land such as corn and wheat fields.
  • What do corn and wheat have in common?
    • Crops raised in fields
    • Arable = land that can grow crops
example1
Example
  • Complete your sentences…7-12
4 comparison
4. Comparison
  • Gives you clues
    • As
    • Like
    • Similar to
    • Also
    • Related to
    • In the same way
comparison
Comparison
  • Look for what is compared (use clues)
  • Identify characteristic of word you know
  • Apply characteristic to new word
  • Define new word
comparison1
Comparison
  • The tawny dog, as golden as a lion, startled us.
  • Comparing dog to lion (signal word as)
  • Lion is gold
  • Dog must be gold
  • Tawny = golden
comparison2
Comparison
  • Exercise time…do 13-18
5 contrast
5. Contrast
  • Differences
  • Signal clues:
    • But
    • Unlike
    • Although
    • On the contrary
    • Even though
    • However
contrast
Contrast
  • Look for difference (signal clues)
  • Find characteristic of word you know
  • That characteristic NOT true for new word
  • Define new word
contrast1
Contrast
  • The judge was unwilling to give a harsh punishment to the defendant since he was so young; however, he was hesitant to give a punishment that showed too much clemency in the case.
  • Clemency = mildness or compassion
contrast2
Contrast
  • Your turn…do 19-24
6 inference
6. Inference
  • Isn’t directly stated
  • Look at details & add them up
  • While exploring the ancient pyramids in Egypt, the scientist discovered the mummy of a king buried in a sarcophagus with elaborate designs.
inference
Inference
  • While exploring the ancient pyramids in Egypt, the scientist discovered the mummy of a king buried in a sarcophagus with elaborate designs.
  • Sarcophagus = coffin used in ancient times for burying the dead
inference1
Inference
  • Your turn…finish 25-30