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How Does Vocabulary in
Context work? Most writers leave
context clues as
they write. It is
our job as the
reader to hunt
t...
Context CluesContext Clues
The 4 Types
• Rewording the word.
• Giving its Synonym.
• Giving its Antonym.
• Giving us Detai...
Context Clues:Context Clues:
RewordingRewording
Rewording is when the
author says the word in
another way, that is
typical...
Let’s Look at an Example:
Context Clues:Context Clues:
RewordingRewording
, a feeling of bitterness and
anger, is often fe...
Context Clues:Context Clues:
RewordingRewording
Resentment, , is
often felt by people who are passed over for
promotions.
...
Now You Give It A Try!Now You Give It A Try!
The Cruise family moved from their
house, that was old and
run-down, into a b...
The Cruise family moved from
their dilapidated house, that was
, into a brand
new home.
Context Clues:Context Clues: Rewor...
Context Clues:Context Clues: SynonymsSynonyms
A writer sometimes uses synonym context clues
to help with hard words. A syn...
Context Clues:Context Clues:
SynonymsSynonyms
Let’s Look at an Example:
What does the word aloof mean in this
sentence?
Th...
Context Clues:Context Clues:
SynonymsSynonyms
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Context Clues:Context Clues:
SynonymsSynonyms
The young girl was very
aloof. She always seemed
unsociable, unapproachable,...
unsociable, unapproachable,
and uninterested.
Context Clues:Context Clues:
SynonymsSynonyms
The young girl was very
aloof....
Context Clues:Context Clues:
SynonymsSynonyms
Now You Give It A Try!Now You Give It A Try!
The three brothers began to
ove...
Context Clues:Context Clues:
SynonymsSynonyms
The three brothers began to
altercate over the game.
This was not the first ...
Context Clues:Context Clues: AntonymsAntonyms
A writer is using antonym context clues when
they use a word with opposite m...
Context Clues:Context Clues: AntonymsAntonyms
Let’s Look at an Example:
Dianna appeared to be a very moral
and upstanding ...
Context Clues:Context Clues:
AntonymsAntonyms
Lets Go FindLets Go Find
Those Clues!Those Clues!
Antonym Context Clues ofte...
Dianna appeared to be a very
moral and upstanding young
lady, those who knew her
knew that she was iniquitous.
Context Clu...
Context Clues:Context Clues: AntonymsAntonyms
Dianna appeared to be
a very
young lady, but those
who knew her knew
that sh...
Context Clues:Context Clues: AntonymsAntonyms
Now You Give It A Try!Now You Give It A Try!
David was very outgoing as oppo...
Context Clues:Context Clues: AntonymsAntonyms
David was very outgoing
his coy older sister.
Did you find
the hint
words?
a...
Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails
A writer is using details as context clues when
they give us explanations or e...
Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails
There are
several
different kinds
of Context
Clues that are
Details.
• Details...
Let’s Look at an Example:
Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails
Father was because
Joshua decided to go to the colle...
Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails
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Joshua decided to
go to the college that he
wanted him to.
Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails
There is a special ...
Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails
Now You Give It A Try!Now You Give It A Try!
Brian was when he left the
school...
Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails
Brian was expeditious when he
left the school building.
Did you figure out
wha...
Context Clues:Context Clues: ReviewReview
There are 4 main types ofThere are 4 main types of
Context CluesContext Clues
 ...
Context Clues:Context Clues: PracticePractice
Now it is your turn to follow the clues!
The next few
slides are sentences
w...
Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice #1Practice #1
Mallery’s mom thought that the new
outfit that she had bought for her
...
Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice #2Practice #2
, not being able to sleep at
night, can be linked to an excessive
inta...
Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice #3Practice #3
The woman enjoyed the of the
soup. It had a hint of spices
balanced wi...
Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice #4Practice #4
The day had proven to be very .
Before the sun had even risen, it was
...
Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice #5Practice #5
It is our custom that the bride and
groom only wear the finest
on thei...
Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice #6Practice #6
Though many types of birds fly in
groups, Eagles are birds of solitude...
Context Clues:Context Clues: PracticePractice
Now, lets seeNow, lets see
how you did!how you did!
{Click mouse to continue}
Context Clues:Context Clues:
Practice Answer #1Practice Answer #1
Mallery’s mom thought
that the new outfit
that she had b...
Context Clues:Context Clues:
Practice Answer #2Practice Answer #2
Insomnia, not
being able to
sleep at night,
can be linke...
Context Clues:Context Clues:
Practice Answer #3Practice Answer #3
The woman enjoyed
the savor of the
soup. It had a hint
o...
Context Clues:Context Clues:
Practice Answer #4Practice Answer #4
The day had proven to be very
torrid. Before the sun had...
Context Clues:Context Clues:
Practice Answer #5Practice Answer #5
It is our
custom that
the bride and
groom only
wear the
...
Context Clues:Context Clues:
Practice Answer #5Practice Answer #5
Though many types of birds fly in groups,
Eagles are bir...
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  1. 1. How Does Vocabulary in Context work? Most writers leave context clues as they write. It is our job as the reader to hunt them down!
  2. 2. Context CluesContext Clues The 4 Types • Rewording the word. • Giving its Synonym. • Giving its Antonym. • Giving us Details about the word. There are 4 main types ofThere are 4 main types of Context CluesContext Clues {Click mouse to continue}
  3. 3. Context Clues:Context Clues: RewordingRewording Rewording is when the author says the word in another way, that is typically easier to understand. {Click mouse to continue}
  4. 4. Let’s Look at an Example: Context Clues:Context Clues: RewordingRewording , a feeling of bitterness and anger, is often felt by people who are passed over for promotions. Resentment What does the word resentment mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}
  5. 5. Context Clues:Context Clues: RewordingRewording Resentment, , is often felt by people who are passed over for promotions. a feeling of bitterness and anger If you wanted to find the meaning of the word RESENTMENT the clue is right here. Resentment is: {Click mouse to continue}
  6. 6. Now You Give It A Try!Now You Give It A Try! The Cruise family moved from their house, that was old and run-down, into a brand new home. dilapidated What does the word dilapidated mean here? HINT: In REWORDINGREWORDING, the context clues are often hidden between commas! Context Clues:Context Clues: RewordingRewording {Click mouse to continue}
  7. 7. The Cruise family moved from their dilapidated house, that was , into a brand new home. Context Clues:Context Clues: RewordingRewording old and run-down Did you find the Context Clue? Dilapidated means {Click mouse to continue}
  8. 8. Context Clues:Context Clues: SynonymsSynonyms A writer sometimes uses synonym context clues to help with hard words. A synonym context clue is one or two words that mean almost the same as the one that the author does not expect us to know. {Click mouse to continue}
  9. 9. Context Clues:Context Clues: SynonymsSynonyms Let’s Look at an Example: What does the word aloof mean in this sentence? The young girl was very . She always seemed unsociable, unapproachable, and uninterested. aloof {Click mouse to continue}
  10. 10. Context Clues:Context Clues: SynonymsSynonyms {Click mouse to continue}
  11. 11. Context Clues:Context Clues: SynonymsSynonyms The young girl was very aloof. She always seemed unsociable, unapproachable, and uninterested.Our context clue is HERE! {Click mouse to continue}
  12. 12. unsociable, unapproachable, and uninterested. Context Clues:Context Clues: SynonymsSynonyms The young girl was very aloof. She always seemed All three of these words are synonyms to help us with the original word aloof The word aloof means: {Click mouse to continue}
  13. 13. Context Clues:Context Clues: SynonymsSynonyms Now You Give It A Try!Now You Give It A Try! The three brothers began to over the game. This was not the first time that they had a dispute over it. altercate What does the word altercate mean here? HINT: SYNONYMSYNONYM context clues are often hidden in surrounding sentences! {Click mouse to continue}
  14. 14. Context Clues:Context Clues: SynonymsSynonyms The three brothers began to altercate over the game. This was not the first time that they had a over it. Did you find anyDid you find any Context Clues????Context Clues???? dispute Altercate means the same as {Click mouse to continue}
  15. 15. Context Clues:Context Clues: AntonymsAntonyms A writer is using antonym context clues when they use a word with opposite meaning to give us hints about the word that they don’t think we will know. {Click mouse to continue}
  16. 16. Context Clues:Context Clues: AntonymsAntonyms Let’s Look at an Example: Dianna appeared to be a very moral and upstanding young lady, but those who knew her knew that she was iniquitous. What does the word iniquitous mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}
  17. 17. Context Clues:Context Clues: AntonymsAntonyms Lets Go FindLets Go Find Those Clues!Those Clues! Antonym Context Clues often take a little more detective work to understand. {Click mouse to continue}
  18. 18. Dianna appeared to be a very moral and upstanding young lady, those who knew her knew that she was iniquitous. Context Clues:Context Clues: AntonymsAntonyms but The word BUT tells us that the two parts of the sentence represent opposite points of view about Dianna There is a special word in this sentenceThere is a special word in this sentence that hints at the presence of anthat hints at the presence of an antonymantonym.. {Click mouse to continue}
  19. 19. Context Clues:Context Clues: AntonymsAntonyms Dianna appeared to be a very young lady, but those who knew her knew that she was The two opposite points of view are: 1. That Dianna is moral and upstanding. 2. That she is iniquitous moral and upstanding iniquitous therefore means thetherefore means the oppositeopposite ofof Iniquitous must mean evil and immoral {Click mouse to continue}
  20. 20. Context Clues:Context Clues: AntonymsAntonyms Now You Give It A Try!Now You Give It A Try! David was very outgoing as opposed to his older sister.coy What does the word coy mean here? HINT: ANTONYMANTONYM context clues always have hint words to tell us that there are opposites present! {Click mouse to continue}
  21. 21. Context Clues:Context Clues: AntonymsAntonyms David was very outgoing his coy older sister. Did you find the hint words? as opposed to Coy must mean the opposite of outgoing! {Click mouse to continue}
  22. 22. Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails A writer is using details as context clues when they give us explanations or examples as hints about the word that they don’t think we will know. {Click mouse to continue}
  23. 23. Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails There are several different kinds of Context Clues that are Details. • Details that are examples of the unknown word. • Details that tell why the unknown word has taken place. • Details that explain how the word relates to other things the author has stated. {Click mouse to continue}
  24. 24. Let’s Look at an Example: Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails Father was because Joshua decided to go to the college that he wanted him to. ecstatic What does the word ecstatic mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}
  25. 25. Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails {Click mouse to continue}
  26. 26. Joshua decided to go to the college that he wanted him to. Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails There is a special word in this sentenceThere is a special word in this sentence that hints at the presence of athat hints at the presence of a detaildetail.. The word BECAUSE tells us that the writer is about to say why Father was ecstatic. because Father was ecstatic““Ecstatic” was how Father feltEcstatic” was how Father felt Ecstatic must mean the same as happy! {Click mouse to continue}
  27. 27. Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails Now You Give It A Try!Now You Give It A Try! Brian was when he left the school building. He ran through the halls, jumped in his car, and sped off. expeditious What does the word expeditious mean here? {Click mouse to continue}
  28. 28. Context Clues:Context Clues: DetailsDetails Brian was expeditious when he left the school building. Did you figure out what types of details the writer is giving us about how Brian left school? How did Brian leave?How did Brian leave? He ran through the halls, jumped in his car, and sped off. {Click mouse to continue}
  29. 29. Context Clues:Context Clues: ReviewReview There are 4 main types ofThere are 4 main types of Context CluesContext Clues  Rewording the word.  Giving its Synonym.  Giving its Antonym.  Giving Details about it. {Click mouse to continue}
  30. 30. Context Clues:Context Clues: PracticePractice Now it is your turn to follow the clues! The next few slides are sentences with context clues that you can hunt out on your own. Write down your answers as you go along. {Click mouse to continue}
  31. 31. Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice #1Practice #1 Mallery’s mom thought that the new outfit that she had bought for her was . Mallery did not want to break it to her, but it was totally out of style. modish Questions:Questions: Which type of context clue is being used here?Which type of context clue is being used here? What does the wordWhat does the word modishmodish mean in this sentence?mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}
  32. 32. Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice #2Practice #2 , not being able to sleep at night, can be linked to an excessive intake of caffeine throughout the day. Insomnia Questions:Questions: Which type of context clue is being used here?Which type of context clue is being used here? What does the wordWhat does the word insomniainsomnia mean in this sentence?mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}
  33. 33. Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice #3Practice #3 The woman enjoyed the of the soup. It had a hint of spices balanced with the perfect amount of sweetness. savor Questions:Questions: Which type of context clue is being used here?Which type of context clue is being used here? What does the wordWhat does the word savorsavor mean in this sentence?mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}
  34. 34. Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice #4Practice #4 The day had proven to be very . Before the sun had even risen, it was already hot outside. torrid Questions:Questions: Which type of context clue is being used here?Which type of context clue is being used here? What does the wordWhat does the word torridtorrid mean in this sentence?mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}
  35. 35. Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice #5Practice #5 It is our custom that the bride and groom only wear the finest on their wedding day. raiment Questions:Questions: Which type of context clue is being used here?Which type of context clue is being used here? What does the wordWhat does the word raimentraiment mean in this sentence?mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}
  36. 36. Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice #6Practice #6 Though many types of birds fly in groups, Eagles are birds of solitude. Questions:Questions: Which type of context clue is being used here?Which type of context clue is being used here? What does the wordWhat does the word solitudesolitude mean in this sentence?mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}
  37. 37. Context Clues:Context Clues: PracticePractice Now, lets seeNow, lets see how you did!how you did! {Click mouse to continue}
  38. 38. Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice Answer #1Practice Answer #1 Mallery’s mom thought that the new outfit that she had bought for her was modish. Mallery did not want to break it to her, but it was totally out of style. This context clue was an Antonym. Here, modish means the same as stylish. {Click mouse to continue}
  39. 39. Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice Answer #2Practice Answer #2 Insomnia, not being able to sleep at night, can be linked to an excessive intake of caffeine throughout the day. The context clue here was Rewording. Here, insomnia means not able to sleep at night. {Click mouse to continue}
  40. 40. Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice Answer #3Practice Answer #3 The woman enjoyed the savor of the soup. It had a hint of spices balanced with the perfect amount of sweetness. This context clue was a Detail. Here, savor means the same as flavor. {Click mouse to continue}
  41. 41. Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice Answer #4Practice Answer #4 The day had proven to be very torrid. Before the sun had even risen, it was already hot outside. This context clue was a synonym. Here, torrid means the same as hot. {Click mouse to continue}
  42. 42. Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice Answer #5Practice Answer #5 It is our custom that the bride and groom only wear the finest raiment on their wedding day. This context clue was a Detail. Here, raiment means clothes. {Click mouse to continue}
  43. 43. Context Clues:Context Clues: Practice Answer #5Practice Answer #5 Though many types of birds fly in groups, Eagles are birds of solitude. This context clue was an antonym. Here, solitude means to be alone. {Click mouse to continue}
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