2Context, Structure, Sound, Dictionary Strategy CSSD Example of Wordbusting StrategyTranscribe - After listening to her interview on audiotape, Tressadecided to transcribe it so she could accuratelywrite her feature article.
3Dictionary: “to write or type out a copy of, as from a speech or notes”
4Hints for figuring out unknown words. Hint # 1 - Context: Look for clues to the meaning of the word inthe sentence. For example, after signals cause and effect andhelps reveal the meaning of transcribe.Hint # 2 - Structure: Examine the word parts for roots, prefixesand suffixes that you know.Hint # 3 - Sound: Say the word aloud and listen for any wordparts you know.Hint # 4 - Dictionary: If you cannot determine a word’smeaning from applying context, structure, and sound strategies,look up the unfamiliar word in a dictionary. Read all thedefinitions and choose one that best fits the given sentence.
5Context Clues How to answer context clue exercises. Hint # 1 Read Column B first, and look for clues to the meaningof the word.Hint # 2 You should scan Column A for a likely definition of theword.Hint # 3 As you write the word in the blank, say it to yourselfto get a sense of the sound of the word.
6Sentence CompletionSometimes you are asked to supply the missing vocabularyword or words in order to create a sentence that makes sense.Hint # 1 Think about the logic of the sentence.Hint # 2 Substitute the words in choice (A) through (E) in thesentence to see which pair of words completes thelogic of the sentence.
7As you complete these three types of exercises, you will develop the ability to make an educated guess about the meaning of a word by thinking about its context.