Context clues powerpoint mp

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Context clues powerpoint mp

  1. 1. Context Clues
  2. 2. Context Clues <ul><li>Context means the sentence or paragraph in which the word appears. </li></ul><ul><li>Clues are like hints to the meaning of the word you do not understand. </li></ul><ul><li>***Remember that you are only trying to gain a general idea of what the unknown word means, not a specific definition. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Still Wondering What a Context Clue Is? <ul><li>Watch the video clip ~ Pay careful attention to what the song tells you. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgaSmJKR9HM </li></ul>
  4. 4. Now it is your turn to be a detective and follow the clues! <ul><li>Use what you have learned about context clues to complete the activites on the next few slides. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Directions <ul><li>It’s time for some detective work. Your friend Ryan has moved to a new country and is learning a new language. Read what he wrote in his journal and see if you can figure out the meaning to the underlined words. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Context Clues Practice <ul><li>Dear Diary, </li></ul><ul><li>I overslept this morning. I had to eat my bowl of poof-poofs very 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. </li></ul><ul><li>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 ! </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Well, I better go to bed soon. I don’t want to wake up late again and miss my tramzam ! </li></ul><ul><li>Until tomorrow, </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan </li></ul>
  7. 7. Now let’s try filling in the missing words in some other sentences. Remember to look for your context clues.
  8. 8. Context Clues Practice <ul><li>I removed the ____________________ from the shelf and began to read. </li></ul><ul><li>Lydia is a thief: she would _______________________ the gold from her grandmother’s teeth and not feel guilty. </li></ul><ul><li>Our uncle was a ____________________________, an incurable wanderer who could never stay in one place. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlike his brother, who is a truly handsome person, Hogwart is quite _____________. </li></ul><ul><li>The Asian _________________, like other apes, is specially adapted for life in trees. </li></ul><ul><li>Surely everyone knows that if you step on an egg, it will _______________. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom got a new ________________ for his birthday. It is a sports model, red with white interior and bucket seats. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Context Clues <ul><li>Here is a “plan of attack” to help you guess at the meanings of words you do not understand: </li></ul><ul><li>Use the meanings of other words in the piece to help you understand the unfamiliar word. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for definitions, synonyms, antonyms, explanations and examples in the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at grammar and punctuation in the sentence to gain further clues. </li></ul><ul><li>Be happy with a general idea of the meaning of the word- exact meanings are not always necessary. </li></ul>

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