JabberwockyLewis Carroll                                                            by                    Twas brillig, an...
Stop -“            don’ttouch thatdictionar y. T hedefinition of thewor d you don’tknow is right here
Context Clues  Words or phrases around an unfamiliar   word which can help you understand the   meaning of this new word ...
Context Clues  Vocabulary knowledge is mandatory to   achieve success.  Often when confronted with an unfamiliar   word ...
Context Clues  The sentence might offer an example of   the word or tell what the word does.   If you encounter an unfami...
1. Context CluesGuidelines  After the word or that directly follow the   unfamiliar word.  Example: The trek, or journey...
2. Context ClueGuideline  Authors often use punctuation clues to   help the reader. Punctuation clues   might include com...
2. More Examples Mary retained, kept, the deed to her mothers  house. I wonder if that fruit is edible, able to be eaten...
3. Context ClueGuideline  Before the word called.  Example: The worm ate the middle layer   of the peach, which is calle...
4. Context ClueGuideline  In the previous sentence.  Example: Everyone at the dinner table   cleaned their plates and as...
5. Context ClueGuideline  In the next sentence  Example: Jake left the waitress a paltry   tip. She forgot to give them ...
6. Context ClueGuideline  By replacing the unfamiliar word with a   “prediction” word to see if it fits or   makes sense....
7. Context ClueGuideline  By studying the unfamiliar word’s prefix,   suffix, or root word and writing the meanings   to ...
8. Context ClueGuideline  By asking yourself if the word sounds   positive or negative.  Example: The evil queen cast a ...
9. Context ClueGuideline  By figuring out the word’s part of   speech, such as a noun, verb, adjective,   or adverb.  Ex...
10. Context ClueGuideline  The context clue may be a synonym (words   with almost the same meaning) or an   antonym (word...
Practice 1  I have always lived in cubbyholes. After   moving away from home, my first apartment   was just a cubbyhole i...
Practice 2  The floors of the restaurant were   extremely scuzzy. They were covered   with spilled grease, crumbs of food...
Practice 3  The contractor was always well   remunerated for his work. For example,   he received $10,000 for a small add...
Practice 4  The department store carries a variety of   breeches, for example they carried   Levis, Wranglers, and even s...
Practice 5  Josie received a bauble for a present   from her great aunt. This she put with her   others, a pair of imitat...
NOW YOU TRY Slide 14
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  1. 1. JabberwockyLewis Carroll by Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. "Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!" He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time the manxome foe he sought -- So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought. And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame, Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came! One, two! One, two! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back. "And, has thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy! O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! He chortled in his joy. `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves,
  2. 2. Stop -“ don’ttouch thatdictionar y. T hedefinition of thewor d you don’tknow is right here
  3. 3. Context Clues  Words or phrases around an unfamiliar word which can help you understand the meaning of this new word are called context clues. If you learn how to use these clues, you can save yourself a trip to the dictionary, increase your vocabulary, and improve your reading comprehension.
  4. 4. Context Clues  Vocabulary knowledge is mandatory to achieve success.  Often when confronted with an unfamiliar word within its context, students will skip over it and continue to read, or they will stop reading altogether.
  5. 5. Context Clues  The sentence might offer an example of the word or tell what the word does. If you encounter an unfamiliar word, context clues or other words around it in the sentence or paragraph can help you figure out its meaning.
  6. 6. 1. Context CluesGuidelines  After the word or that directly follow the unfamiliar word.  Example: The trek, or journey, became more challenging as we approached the top of the mountain.
  7. 7. 2. Context ClueGuideline  Authors often use punctuation clues to help the reader. Punctuation clues might include commas, dashes, or parentheses.  Example: In order to keep the dogs inside the yard, we built a parapet, a low wall or railing.
  8. 8. 2. More Examples Mary retained, kept, the deed to her mothers house. I wonder if that fruit is edible, able to be eaten. The company is going through many transitions, changes. Children are often loquacious, very talkative and active. Bigamy, marriage to two spouses at the same time, is not legal in the United States.
  9. 9. 3. Context ClueGuideline  Before the word called.  Example: The worm ate the middle layer of the peach, which is called the mesocarp.
  10. 10. 4. Context ClueGuideline  In the previous sentence.  Example: Everyone at the dinner table cleaned their plates and asked for seconds. As the guests left, they said the dinner was delectable.
  11. 11. 5. Context ClueGuideline  In the next sentence  Example: Jake left the waitress a paltry tip. She forgot to give them glasses of water, brought out cold food, and never checked on them, so she deserved a small tip.
  12. 12. 6. Context ClueGuideline  By replacing the unfamiliar word with a “prediction” word to see if it fits or makes sense.  Example: He acted like a buffoon at the party by telling jokes and laughing too loudly and too often. (prediction word: fool)
  13. 13. 7. Context ClueGuideline  By studying the unfamiliar word’s prefix, suffix, or root word and writing the meanings to figure out the meaning of the word. Example: The only part of the city recognizable to Ian was the Sears Tower. (-able=capable of being/recognizable)
  14. 14. 8. Context ClueGuideline  By asking yourself if the word sounds positive or negative.  Example: The evil queen cast a sinister glare at the elf when he asked her a question. (evil=negative)
  15. 15. 9. Context ClueGuideline  By figuring out the word’s part of speech, such as a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb.  Example: He guzzled water rapidly after the race.  (Guzzled is a verb. He did something to the water.)
  16. 16. 10. Context ClueGuideline  The context clue may be a synonym (words with almost the same meaning) or an antonym (words opposite in meaning) for the unfamiliar word.  Examples: Reducing cholesterol has a number of beneficial results. One positive outcome is reducing the risk of heart disease. (synonym clue)  I despise liver, but I adore steak. (antonym clue)
  17. 17. Practice 1  I have always lived in cubbyholes. After moving away from home, my first apartment was just a cubbyhole in a large building. It was no more that 8 by 12 and had a bed in one corner. My second was no more than a large walk-in closet. My current one is about 10 feet long by 12 feet wide, but it at least has two rooms.  Possible Answer:  A. Small space B. Large Space C. Home
  18. 18. Practice 2  The floors of the restaurant were extremely scuzzy. They were covered with spilled grease, crumbs of food, and cigarette butts.  Possible Answer:  A. Clean B Dirty C. Straight
  19. 19. Practice 3  The contractor was always well remunerated for his work. For example, he received $10,000 for a small addition to a house and last year he was received $5,000 for reconstructing a stairway.  Possible Answer:  A. Valued B. Given C. Paid
  20. 20. Practice 4  The department store carries a variety of breeches, for example they carried Levis, Wranglers, and even some plain unlabeled brands made of cotton.  Possible Answer:  A Clothes B. Pants C. Socks
  21. 21. Practice 5  Josie received a bauble for a present from her great aunt. This she put with her others, a pair of imitation earrings, a fake emerald pendant, and a ring that looked like a ruby.  Possible Answer:  A. Rings B. Fancy eats C. Jewelry
  22. 22. NOW YOU TRY Slide 14

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