Context clues help us to understand unfamiliar words by seeing how they fit with other words in sentences. What are context clues? The pretty, yellow _____ swam in the pond. fish
surrounding words Context clues can be pictures surrounding sentences
Lets use context clues to figure out some unfamiliar words!
Every land area in the world is the way it is mainly because of the climate. Climate is the kind of weather which an area has. The word climate in this story means rain heat weather geography
In desert climates, little can grow. The soil is very dry. Deserts get less than 10 inches of rain a year. Plants need water for food. Thus, plants do not have enough nourishment. Not many animals can live in areas with few plants. The word nourishment in this story means food plants types of animals soil or dirt
As in swamps, animals and plants abound in jungles. Jungles are full of animal life. Many of the animals here walk, rather than fly or swim. The word abound in this story means are in great number are leaping are flying and swimming are in short supply
Fill in the missing word that fits. Henry Ford built cars that everyone could buy. He cut the costs of _____1_____. He passed the savings on to his _____2_______. Choices: 1.A) chatter B)production C) sleep D) winter 2.A) towns B) models C) customers D) cowards ______ ________
Fill in the missing word and find a word meaning. The scientists studied the volcano _____ 1 ______. There was a lump on its side. The lump was getting larger. They knew the volcano would erupt soon. They ___ 3 ____ all the people who lived close by to move before it blew up. 1. A) disappear B) carefully C) nicely D) loosely _______ 2. Erupt means_________. A) stop B) get bigger C) blow up D) bring rain C 3. A) saw B) recorded C) hugged D) warned _____
Lets Review! How do context clues help you? What can help you to find the meaning of an unfamiliar word? How can you check yourself to see if you have chosen the correct meaning or word?