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1 Vocabulary By Kathy Adams Making New Words Your Own

2 Context, Structure, Sound, Dictionary Strategy CSSD Example of Wordbusting Strategy Transcribe - After listening to her interview on audiotape, Tressa decided to transcribe it so she could accurately write her feature article.

3 Dictionary: to write or type out a copy of, as from a speech or notes

4 Hint # 1 - Context: Look for clues to the meaning of the word in the sentence. For example, after signals cause and effect and helps reveal the meaning of transcribe. Hint # 2 - Structure: Examine the word parts for roots, prefixes and suffixes that you know. Hint # 3 - Sound: Say the word aloud and listen for any word parts you know. Hint # 4 - Dictionary: If you cannot determine a words meaning from applying context, structure, and sound strategies, look up the unfamiliar word in a dictionary. Read all the definitions and choose one that best fits the given sentence. Hints for figuring out unknown words.

5 Context Clues How to answer context clue exercises. Hint # 1 Read Column B first, and look for clues to the meaning of the word. Hint # 2 You should scan Column A for a likely definition of the word. Hint # 3 As you write the word in the blank, say it to yourself to get a sense of the sound of the word.

6 Sentence Completion Sometimes you are asked to supply the missing vocabulary word 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 the sentence to see which pair of words completes the logic of the sentence.

7 As 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.


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