When you are reading, you will sometimes come across an unknown word. You can often figure out its meaning by looking for word clues called context clues

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  • When you are reading, you will sometimes come across an unknown word. You can often figure out its meaning by looking for word clues called context clues. There are 4 types of context clues: 1. definition 2. examples 3. prefixes & suffixes 4. synonyms & antonyms
  • Slide 2
  • The group was made up of people of all occupations, including lawyers, physical therapists and hairdressers. What does the underlined word mean? What are the word clues or the context clues? The text says ___, so I know that occupations means ___. Using Context Clues
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  • My best friend has two siblings, but I have four: two brothers and two sisters. What does the underlined word mean? What are the word clues or the context clues? The text says ___, so I know that siblings means ___. Using Context Clues
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  • From our window we could see many structures such as bridges, skyscrapers and docks. What does the underlined word mean? What are the word clues or the context clues? The text says ___, so I know that structures means ___. Using Context Clues
  • Slide 5
  • Every cello, clarinet, trombone and violin in the orchestra sounded beautiful during the show. What does the underlined word mean? What are the word clues or the context clues? The text says ___, so I know that orchestra means ___. Using Context Clues
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  • We waited to get an autograph. The writer sat at a small table signing copies of her book. What does the underlined word mean? What are the word clues or the context clues? The text says ___, so I know that autograph means ___. Using Context Clues
  • Slide 7
  • I sent my completed book to a publisher. The publisher decided to print my book. What does the underlined word mean? What are the word clues or the context clues? The text says ___, so I know that publisher means ___. Using Context Clues
  • Slide 8
  • The fireworks fizzled out. The rain made it hard for them to burn. What does the underlined word mean? What are the word clues or the context clues? The text says ___, so I know that fizzled out means ___. Using Context Clues
  • Slide 9
  • The post office offers rapid delivery so that people get their letters quickly. What does the underlined word mean? What are the word clues or the context clues? The text says ___, so I know that rapid means ___. Using Context Clues
  • Slide 10
  • The boss reads the memorandum, or short message, to the workers. The plane we took to visit our aunt ascended quickly up into the sky. I was really surprised to get an unexpected e-mail from an old friend. My friend and I chat each morning and we talk at night, too. Blue whales are mammoth and can grow to one hundred feet. Using Context Clues The text says __ so I know __ means ___.
  • Slide 11
  • Even though I attempted to win the race, I still lost. Oh, well. I guess Ill have to practice and enter it again next year. I know a synonym for attempted is: A- failed B- tried C- ran D- won Using Context Clues- Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Slide 12
  • We had a great time at the beach. Tanya thought up a contest to see who could find more shells in 15 minutes. Sunita won. She collected the most shells in a minimum amount of time. I know an antonym for minimum is: A- mixture B- most C- least D- maximum Using Context Clues- Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Slide 13
  • We brushed the horses (main, mane) before the show. What is the name of the (main, mane) street near your house? I used butter, (flour, flower) and sugar to make the cookies. I picked this beautiful (flour, flower) for my aunt. Dad and I need to tighten the (break, brake) on my bike. Tasha dropped the glass, but it did not (break, brake). Using Context Clues- Homonyms The text says __ so I know the correct homonym is __.
  • Slide 14
  • We need more wind to (sail, sale) the boat. Mom and I went to the back-to-school (sail, sale) to buy jeans and t-shirts. There was a (wrap, rap) on the window. I had to (wrap, rap) the present before we left for the party. Using Context Clues- Homonyms The text says __ so I know the correct homonym is __.
  • Slide 15
  • Alonso wore (blue, blew) jeans to the county fair. Nora (beat, beet) Guillermo when they raced during gym class. We (right, write) stories every week in school. Charlene needs (peace, piece) and quiet when she reads. I was afraid to ride my bike on the bumpy (rode, road). Using Context Clues- Homonyms The text says __ so I know the correct homonym is __.

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