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What are context clues?  <ul><li>A context clue is a clue in identifying new words.  </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the sentenc...
How to use context clues: <ul><li>For the context clues quiz, you will be given sentences with an underlined word.  </li><...
3 Steps to figuring out context clues: <ul><li>Step 1 : Check for synonyms or definitions in the sentence.  </li></ul><ul>...
Example 1 <ul><li>Use the context to help you find the term that best fits each sentence.  </li></ul><ul><li>The boy knew ...
Example 2 <ul><li>The  apparatus  that Jill used to connect the fabric was similar to a sewing machine, but this one did a...
Example 3 <ul><li>The  lithe  girl was perfect for the basketball team because she was all muscle and could play well. a. ...
Example 4 <ul><li>The  frigid  air seemed to suck his breathe away as he attempted to finish his first snowman of the seas...
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  1. 2. What are context clues? <ul><li>A context clue is a clue in identifying new words. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the sentence before the unknown word, the sentence the unknown word is in, and the sentence after the unknown word to find clues. </li></ul>
  2. 3. How to use context clues: <ul><li>For the context clues quiz, you will be given sentences with an underlined word. </li></ul><ul><li>What you want to try and do is figure out the meaning of the word using the rest of the sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to play detective to find the best meaning for the word. </li></ul>
  3. 4. 3 Steps to figuring out context clues: <ul><li>Step 1 : Check for synonyms or definitions in the sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2 : Check for a contrast clue. If you find one, think about its meaning, actually telling yourself the opposite meaning. Then reread the sentence and rephrase it in your own mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3 : When you read a sentence that you have trouble understanding because it contains an unfamiliar word, reread the sentence and substitute a word that seems to make sense in the context. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Example 1 <ul><li>Use the context to help you find the term that best fits each sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>The boy knew that the lake was teeming , and overflowing with bass, so he brought a big net to help get the fish in the boat. a. rare b. enclave c. full d. sparse </li></ul>
  5. 6. Example 2 <ul><li>The apparatus that Jill used to connect the fabric was similar to a sewing machine, but this one did all of the work while she just pushed a button. a. idea b. zipper c. instrument d. singular </li></ul>
  6. 7. Example 3 <ul><li>The lithe girl was perfect for the basketball team because she was all muscle and could play well. a. lean b. cubed c. thick d. eerie </li></ul>
  7. 8. Example 4 <ul><li>The frigid air seemed to suck his breathe away as he attempted to finish his first snowman of the season a. deficient b. sappy c. thick d. cold </li></ul>

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