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1 VocabularyMaking New Words Your OwnByKathy Adams
2 Context, 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.
3 Dictionary: “to write or type out a copy of, as from a speech or notes”
4 Hints 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.
5 Context 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.
6 Sentence 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.
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.