Context Clues. To find context clues you have to think like a shark!

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  • Slide 1
  • Context Clues
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  • To find context clues you have to think like a shark!
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  • You have to look all around to find clues to the meaning of the word!
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  • Use these 4 strategies to help you attack the word and find its meaning.
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  • #1 Find a Synonym You might find a word with the same meaning. The homework was more complicated, or difficult than she had first thought.
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  • #2 Find an Antonym Even though some of the dogs were very docile, others were very mean. You might find a word with the opposite meaning.
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  • #3 Find an Explanation The word might be explained in the sentence before or after the unfamiliar word. Jo was so exhausted, she could hardly keep her eyes open.
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  • #4 Find an Example Sometimes, right after the word, an example will be given. Celestial bodies, such as the sun, moon and stars can be seen in the sky.
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  • If you still cant read the word, leave it and just keep reading!

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