Context Clues. Warm Up- Pair/Share Discuss what you know about using context clues

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  • Context Clues

  • Context CluesWarm Up- Pair/Share Discuss what you know about using context clues.

  • Choose and say one of the three sentence frames to discuss with your partner.

    1 ) I know that using context clues means to______.

    2 ) I think that using context clues means to______.

    3) I do not know what using context clues mean but I can make an educated guess that it has something to do with___________.Using Context Clues

  • To find context clues you have to think like a shark!

  • Sometimes when you read and come to a difficult word. Look for clues in the text to help understand your word. Using Context Clues

  • You have to look all around to find clues to the meaning of the word!

  • Use these 4 strategies to help you attack the word and find its meaning.

  • #1 Find a SynonymYou might find a word with the same meaning.

    The homework was more complicated, or difficult than she had first thought.

  • #2 Find an AntonymEven though some of the dogs were very docile, others were very mean.You might find a word with the opposite meaning.

  • #3 Find an ExplanationThe word might be explained in the sentence before or after the unfamiliar word.Jo was so exhausted, she could hardly keep her eyes open.

  • #4 Find an ExampleSometimes, right after the word, an example will be given.

    Celestial bodies, such as the sun, moon and stars can be seen in the sky.

  • If you still cant read the word, leave it and just keep reading!

  • Using Context Clues What are the 4 Strategies

  • 1. Synonym2. Antonym3. Explanation4. Example4 Strategies Find a . . .

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