Guessing the meaning of vocabularyfromContext<br />How to hunt down the meaning of a word by using the clues around it.<br...
How Does Vocabulary in Context work?<br />Most writers leave context clues as they write.  It is our job as the reader to ...
Context Clues<br />There are 4 main types of Context Clues<br />The 4 Types<br />Rewording the word.<br />Giving its Synon...
Context Clues:Rewording<br />Rewording is when the author says the word in another way, that is typically easier to unders...
Context Clues:Rewording<br />Let’s Look at an Example:<br />, a feeling of bitterness and anger, is often felt by people w...
Context Clues:Rewording<br />If you wanted to find the meaning of the word RESENTMENT the clue is right here.<br />Resentm...
Context Clues: Rewording<br />Now You Give It A Try!<br />  The Cruise family moved from their 			      house, that was ol...
Context Clues: Rewording<br />The Cruise family moved from their dilapidated house, that was				   , into a brand new home...
Context Clues: Synonyms<br />A writer sometimes uses synonym context clues to help with hard words.  A synonym context clu...
Context Clues:Synonyms<br />Let’s Look at an Example:<br />The young girl was very	      .  She always seemed unsociable, ...
Context Clues:Synonyms<br />Did You Notice Any Clues?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
Context Clues:Synonyms<br />The young girl was very          aloof.  She always seemed <br />unsociable, unapproachable, a...
Context Clues:Synonyms<br />All three of these words are synonyms to help us with the original word aloof<br />The young g...
Context Clues:Synonyms<br />Now You Give It A Try!<br />The three brothers began to <br />               over the game.  <...
Context Clues:Synonyms<br />The three brothers began to altercate over the game.  <br />This was not the first time that t...
Context Clues: Antonyms<br />A writer is using antonym context clues when they use a word with opposite meaning to give us...
Context Clues: Antonyms<br />Let’s Look at an Example:<br />Dianna appeared to be a very moral and upstanding young lady, ...
Context Clues:Antonyms<br />Antonym Context Clues often take a little more detective work to understand.<br />Lets Go Find...
Context Clues: Antonyms<br />The word BUT tells us that the two parts of the sentence represent opposite points of view ab...
Context Clues: Antonyms<br />The two opposite points of view are:<br />That Dianna is moral and upstanding.<br />That she ...
Context Clues: Antonyms<br />Now You Give It A Try!<br />David was very outgoing as opposed to his 	    older sister.<br /...
Context Clues: Antonyms<br />Did you find the hint words?<br />David was very outgoing <br /> his coy older sister.<br />a...
Context Clues: Details<br />A writer is using details as context clues when they give us explanations or examples as hints...
Context Clues: Details<br />There are several different kinds of Context Clues that are Details.<br />Details that are exa...
Context Clues: Details<br />Let’s Look at an Example:<br />ecstatic<br />Father was 		      because Joshua decided to go t...
Context Clues: Details<br />Lets find those<br /> context clues!<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
Context Clues: Details<br />There is a special word in this sentence that hints at the presence of a           detail.<br ...
Context Clues: Details<br />Now You Give It A Try!<br />Brian was 		     when he left the school building.  He ran through...
Context Clues: Details<br />Did you figure out what types of details the writer is giving us about how Brian left school?<...
Context Clues: Review<br />Lets Review What We Have Learned<br />There are 4 main types of Context Clues<br /><ul><li>Rewo...
Giving its Synonym.
Giving its Antonym.
Giving Details about it.</li></ul>{Click mouse to continue}<br />
Context Clues: Practice<br />Now it is your turn to follow the clues!<br />The next few             slides are sentences w...
Context Clues: Practice #1<br />Mallery’s mom thought that the new outfit that she had bought for her was 	     .  Mallery...
Context Clues: Practice #2<br />			, not being able to sleep at night, can be linked to an excessive intake of caffeine th...
Context Clues: Practice #3<br />The woman enjoyed the 	  of the soup.  It had a hint of spices balanced with the perfect a...
Context Clues: Practice #4<br />The day had proven to be very	      .  Before the sun had even risen, it was already hot o...
Context Clues: Practice #5<br />It is our custom that the bride and groom only wear the finest     	      on their wedding...
Context Clues: Practice #6<br />Though many types of birds fly in groups, Eagles are birds of		    <br />solitude.<br />Qu...
 Now it is your turn to be a detective and  follow the clues!<br />Use what you have learned about context clues to comple...
Context Clues Practice Activity<br />Your friend Ryan has moved to a new country and is learning a new language. Read what...
Directions<br />It’s time for some detective work.  Take each word from Ryan’s diary that is written in his new language a...
Let’s begin…<br />What could the word poof-poofs mean?<br /><ul><li>The sentences tell me it is something that can be eate...
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Guessing vocabulary from context

  1. 1. Guessing the meaning of vocabularyfromContext<br />How to hunt down the meaning of a word by using the clues around it.<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  2. 2. How Does Vocabulary in Context work?<br />Most writers leave context clues as they write. It is our job as the reader to hunt them down!<br />You Follow The Clues<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgaSmJKR9HM<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  3. 3. Context Clues<br />There are 4 main types of Context Clues<br />The 4 Types<br />Rewording the word.<br />Giving its Synonym.<br />Giving its Antonym.<br />Giving us Details about the word.<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  4. 4. Context Clues:Rewording<br />Rewording is when the author says the word in another way, that is typically easier to understand.<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  5. 5. Context Clues:Rewording<br />Let’s Look at an Example:<br />, a feeling of bitterness and anger, is often felt by people who are passed over for promotions.<br />Resentment<br />What does the word resentment mean in this sentence?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  6. 6. Context Clues:Rewording<br />If you wanted to find the meaning of the word RESENTMENT the clue is right here.<br />Resentment, , is often felt by people who are passed over for promotions.<br />a feeling of bitterness and anger<br />Resentment is:<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  7. 7. Context Clues: Rewording<br />Now You Give It A Try!<br /> The Cruise family moved from their house, that was old and run-down, into a brand new home.<br />dilapidated<br />What does the word dilapidated mean here?<br />HINT: In REWORDING, the context clues are often hidden between commas!<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  8. 8. Context Clues: Rewording<br />The Cruise family moved from their dilapidated house, that was , into a brand new home.<br />Dilapidated means<br />old and run-down<br />Did you find the Context Clue?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  9. 9. Context Clues: Synonyms<br />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.<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  10. 10. Context Clues:Synonyms<br />Let’s Look at an Example:<br />The young girl was very . She always seemed unsociable, unapproachable, and uninterested.<br />aloof<br />What does the word aloof mean in this sentence?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  11. 11. Context Clues:Synonyms<br />Did You Notice Any Clues?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  12. 12. Context Clues:Synonyms<br />The young girl was very aloof. She always seemed <br />unsociable, unapproachable, and uninterested.<br />Our context clue is HERE!<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  13. 13. Context Clues:Synonyms<br />All three of these words are synonyms to help us with the original word aloof<br />The young girl was very aloof. She always seemed <br />unsociable, unapproachable, and uninterested.<br />The word aloof means:<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  14. 14. Context Clues:Synonyms<br />Now You Give It A Try!<br />The three brothers began to <br /> over the game. <br />This was not the first time that they had a dispute over it.<br />altercate<br />What does the word altercate mean here?<br />HINT: SYNONYM context clues are often hidden in surrounding sentences!<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  15. 15. Context Clues:Synonyms<br />The three brothers began to altercate over the game. <br />This was not the first time that they had a over it.<br />Altercate means the same as<br />dispute<br />Did you find any Context Clues????<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  16. 16. Context Clues: Antonyms<br />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.<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  17. 17. Context Clues: Antonyms<br />Let’s Look at an Example:<br />Dianna appeared to be a very moral and upstanding young lady, but those who knew her knew that she was <br />iniquitous.<br />What does the word iniquitous mean in this sentence?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  18. 18. Context Clues:Antonyms<br />Antonym Context Clues often take a little more detective work to understand.<br />Lets Go Find Those Clues!<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  19. 19. Context Clues: Antonyms<br />The word BUT tells us that the two parts of the sentence represent opposite points of view about Dianna<br />There is a special word in this sentence that hints at the presence of an antonym.<br />Dianna appeared to be a very moral and upstanding young lady, those who knew her knew that she was iniquitous.<br />but<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  20. 20. Context Clues: Antonyms<br />The two opposite points of view are:<br />That Dianna is moral and upstanding.<br />That she is iniquitous<br />Dianna appeared to be a very <br /> young lady, but those who knew her knew that she was<br /> therefore means the opposite of<br />moral and upstanding<br />Iniquitous must mean evil and immoral<br />iniquitous<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  21. 21. Context Clues: Antonyms<br />Now You Give It A Try!<br />David was very outgoing as opposed to his older sister.<br />coy<br />What does the word coy mean here?<br />HINT: ANTONYM context clues always have hint words to tell us that there are opposites present!<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  22. 22. Context Clues: Antonyms<br />Did you find the hint words?<br />David was very outgoing <br /> his coy older sister.<br />as opposed to<br />Coy must mean the opposite of outgoing!<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  23. 23. Context Clues: Details<br />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.<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  24. 24. Context Clues: Details<br />There are several different kinds of Context Clues that are Details.<br />Details that are examples of the unknown word.<br />Details that tell why the unknown word has taken place.<br />Details that explain how the word relates to other things the author has stated.<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  25. 25. Context Clues: Details<br />Let’s Look at an Example:<br />ecstatic<br />Father was because Joshua decided to go to the college that he wanted him to.<br />What does the word ecstatic mean in this sentence?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  26. 26. Context Clues: Details<br />Lets find those<br /> context clues!<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  27. 27. Context Clues: Details<br />There is a special word in this sentence that hints at the presence of a detail.<br />The word BECAUSE tells us that the writer is about to say why Father was ecstatic.<br />Ecstatic must mean the same as happy!<br />Father was ecstatic <br />“Ecstatic” was how Father felt<br /> Joshua decided to go to the college that he wanted him to.<br />because<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  28. 28. Context Clues: Details<br />Now You Give It A Try!<br />Brian was when he left the school building. He ran through the halls, jumped in his car, and sped off.<br />expeditious<br />What does the word expeditious mean here?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  29. 29. Context Clues: Details<br />Did you figure out what types of details the writer is giving us about how Brian left school?<br />Brian was expeditious when he left the school building. <br />How did Brian leave?<br />He ran through the halls, jumped in his car, and sped off.<br />Expeditious Must Mean FAST!<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  30. 30. Context Clues: Review<br />Lets Review What We Have Learned<br />There are 4 main types of Context Clues<br /><ul><li>Rewording the word.
  31. 31. Giving its Synonym.
  32. 32. Giving its Antonym.
  33. 33. Giving Details about it.</li></ul>{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  34. 34. Context Clues: Practice<br />Now it is your turn to follow the clues!<br />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.<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  35. 35. Context Clues: Practice #1<br />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.<br />modish<br />Questions:<br />Which type of context clue is being used here?<br />What does the word modish mean in this sentence?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  36. 36. Context Clues: Practice #2<br /> , not being able to sleep at night, can be linked to an excessive intake of caffeine throughout the day.<br />Insomnia<br />Questions:<br />Which type of context clue is being used here?<br />What does the word insomnia mean in this sentence?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  37. 37. Context Clues: Practice #3<br />The woman enjoyed the of the soup. It had a hint of spices balanced with the perfect amount of sweetness.<br />savor<br />Questions:<br />Which type of context clue is being used here?<br />What does the word savor mean in this sentence?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  38. 38. Context Clues: Practice #4<br />The day had proven to be very . Before the sun had even risen, it was already hot outside.<br />torrid<br />Questions:<br />Which type of context clue is being used here?<br />What does the word torrid mean in this sentence?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  39. 39. Context Clues: Practice #5<br />It is our custom that the bride and groom only wear the finest on their wedding day.<br />raiment<br />Questions:<br />Which type of context clue is being used here?<br />What does the word raiment mean in this sentence?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  40. 40. Context Clues: Practice #6<br />Though many types of birds fly in groups, Eagles are birds of <br />solitude.<br />Questions:<br />Which type of context clue is being used here?<br />What does the word solitude mean in this sentence?<br />{Click mouse to continue}<br />
  41. 41. Now it is your turn to be a detective and follow the clues!<br />Use what you have learned about context clues to complete the activity on the next 5 slides.<br />
  42. 42. Context Clues Practice Activity<br />Your friend Ryan has moved to a new country and is learning a new language. Read what he wrote in his diary and see if you can figure out the meaning to the underlined words.<br />Dear Diary,<br /> I overslept this morning. I had to eat my bowl of poof-poofsvery quickly, and I almost missed the tramzam. When I got to school, I realized I had forgotten my zilgping. Luckily, Ms. Jutzi is very zoosh, and told me I could bring it tomorrow.<br /> After school, some friends and I played plingming. It’s a new game I am learning. We scored 7 points and they only scored 5 points, so we were the zoiters!<br /> Dad says that next weekend we’re going to the fladder. I can’t wait! I love to swim and play in the sand. I hope I don’t get a sunburn though.<br /> Well, I better go to bed soon. I don’t want to wake up late again and miss my tramzam!<br />Until tomorrow,<br />Ryan<br />
  43. 43. Directions<br />It’s time for some detective work. Take each word from Ryan’s diary that is written in his new language and use the context clues in the text to figure them out!<br />
  44. 44. Let’s begin…<br />What could the word poof-poofs mean?<br /><ul><li>The sentences tell me it is something that can be eaten. I know that it is a breakfast food because Ryan said it was morning. I also know that it goes in a bowl. What do you think it is?
  45. 45. The most logical guess would be a type of cereal.</li></ul>What could the word tramzam mean?<br /><ul><li>The sentences tell me that Ryan was going to school and he almost missed his tramzam. What do you think it is?
  46. 46. The most logical guess would be a school bus.</li></ul>What could the word zilgping mean?<br /><ul><li>The sentences tell me that it is something Ryan needed at school. I also know that it is ok if he brings it tomorrow. What do you think it is?
  47. 47. The most logical guess would be Ryan’s homework.</li></ul>What could the word zoosh mean?<br /><ul><li>The sentences tell me that a person can act this way and that Ms. Jutzi is being kind and allowing Ryan to bring his homework the next day. What do you think it is?
  48. 48. The most logical guess would be friendly or understanding.</li></li></ul><li>You’re doing terrific…keep going!<br />What could the word plingming mean?<br /><ul><li>The sentences tell me it is a game Ryan and his friends play against each other and that points can be scored. What do you think it is?
  49. 49. The most logical guess would be a sport such as basketball or soccer.</li></ul>What could the word zoiters mean?<br /><ul><li>The sentences tell me that Ryan’s team scored 7 points while the other team scored less points. What do you think it is?
  50. 50. The most logical guess would be that it means winners.</li></li></ul><li>Almost there…<br />What could the word fladder mean?<br /><ul><li>The sentences tell me that Ryan’s dad said he could go there and when he gets there they will swim and play in the sand. Ryan also mentions not wanting a sunburn. What do you think it is?
  51. 51. The most logical guess would be a lake or a beach.</li></ul>And, remember, we already figured out the word tramzamprobably means school bus.<br />
  52. 52. Job WellDone!<br />
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