Context Clues. Ms. Moye 9/7/11. Learning Targets. I can explain the function of context clues. I can define the seven types of context clues. I can identify the seven types of context clues in text. I can use the seven types of context clues to identify unfamiliar words.
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The words and phrases around an unfamiliar word often time provide clues to the word’s meaning.
There are Seven types of context clues:
Type of context clue that explains the meaning of the unfamiliar word in the sentence.
Ex: The sun made the lake water shine which is known asshimmers.
Unfamiliar Word: shimmers
Meaning: to shine: glisten
Context Clue: The sun made the lake water shine
Type of Context Clue: explanation/definition1. Definition/Explanation
Synonyms are words that have the same meaning. unfamiliar word in the sentence.
Ex.:No matter what goes on in Jada’s life, she always remains nonchalantor calm.
Unfamiliar word: nonchalant
Context clue: she always remains calm
Type of Context Clue: synonym2. Synonyms
Antonyms are words that have opposite meaning. unfamiliar word in the sentence.
Ex.:Although the princess is familiar to those in London, she is unknown to the rest of the world.
Unfamiliar Word: familiar
Meaning: to know; be aware
Context Clue: she is always unknown…world
Type of Context Clue: antonym3. Antonyms
The Native American gave the wounded soldier a cardamom potion. The herb’s strong smell was enough to cure the hurt man.
Type of context clue that shows similarities often time using similes.
Ex.: The miniature horse was as small as a dog.
Unfamiliar Word: miniature
Context Clue: horse was as small as a dog
Types of Context Clue: comparison5. Comparison
Contrast: context clue that shows differences
Ex.: We watched as the duck floated on the surface of the lake, while his friends dove under water.
Type of context clue:
Peggy had an exultant look on her face.
Context Clues are clues used to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.
Context clues are found in the sentence, the sentence before and the sentence after.
There are six types of context clues: def./expl., synonyms, antonyms, comparison, descriptive and visual .