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1 Context Clues: Rewording Rewording is when the author says the word in another way, that is typically easier to understand. {Click mouse to continue}

2 Let’s Look at an Example: Context Clues: Rewording, a feeling of bitterness and anger, is often felt by people who are passed over for promotions. Resentment What does the word resentment mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}

3 Now You Give It A Try! The Cruise family moved from their house, that was old and run-down, into a brand new home. dilapidated What does the word dilapidated mean here? REWORDING HINT: In REWORDING, the context clues are often hidden between commas! Context Clues: Rewording {Click mouse to continue}

4 Context Clues: Rewording {Click mouse to continue}

5 Context Clues: Rewording Resentment,, is often felt by people who are passed over for promotions. a feeling of bitterness and anger If you wanted to find the meaning of the word RESENTMENT the clue is right here. Resentment is: {Click mouse to continue}

6 The Cruise family moved from their dilapidated house, that was, into a brand new home. Context Clues: Rewording old and run-down Did you find the Context Clue? Dilapidated means {Click mouse to continue}

7 Context Clues: Synonyms A writer sometimes uses synonym context clues to help with hard words. A synonym context clue is one or two words that mean almost the same as the one that the author does not expect us to know. {Click mouse to continue}

8 Context Clues: Synonyms Let’s Look at an Example: What does the word aloof mean in this sentence? The young girl was very. She always seemed unsociable, unapproachable, and uninterested. aloof {Click mouse to continue}

9 Context Clues: Synonyms {Click mouse to continue}

10 Context Clues: Synonyms The young girl was very aloof. She always seemed unsociable, unapproachable, and uninterested. Our context clue is HERE! {Click mouse to continue}

11 unsociable, unapproachable, and uninterested. Context Clues: Synonyms The young girl was very aloof. She always seemed All three of these words are synonyms to help us with the original word aloof The word aloof means: {Click mouse to continue}

12 Context Clues: Synonyms Now You Give It A Try! The three brothers began to over the game. This was not the first time that they had a dispute over it. altercate What does the word altercate mean here? SYNONYM HINT: SYNONYM context clues are often hidden in surrounding sentences! {Click mouse to continue}

13 Context Clues: Synonyms The three brothers began to altercate over the game. This was not the first time that they had a over it. Did you find any Context Clues???? dispute Altercate means the same as {Click mouse to continue}

14 Context Clues: Details A writer is using details as context clues when they give us explanations or examples as hints about the word that they don’t think we will know. {Click mouse to continue}

15 Context Clues: Details There are several different kinds of Context Clues that are Details. Details that are examples of the unknown word. Details that tell why the unknown word has taken place. Details that explain how the word relates to other things the author has stated. {Click mouse to continue}

16 Let’s Look at an Example: Context Clues: Details Father was because Joshua decided to go to the college that he wanted him to. ecstatic What does the word ecstatic mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}

17 Context Clues: Details {Click mouse to continue}

18 Joshua decided to go to the college that he wanted him to. Context Clues: Details There is a special word in this sentence that hints at the presence of a detail. The word BECAUSE tells us that the writer is about to say why Father was ecstatic. because Father was ecstatic “Ecstatic” was how Father felt Ecstatic must mean the same as happy! {Click mouse to continue}

19 Context Clues: Details Now You Give It A Try! Brian was when he left the school building. He ran through the halls, jumped in his car, and sped off. expeditious What does the word expeditious mean here? {Click mouse to continue}

20 Context Clues: Details Brian was expeditious when he left the school building. Did you figure out what types of details the writer is giving us about how Brian left school? How did Brian leave? He ran through the halls, jumped in his car, and sped off. {Click mouse to continue}

21 Context Clues: Practice N o w i t i s y o u r t u r n t o f o l l o w t h e c l u e s ! The next few slides are sentences with context clues that you can hunt out on your own. Write down your answers as you go along. {Click mouse to continue}

22 Context Clues: Practice #1 Mallery’s mom thought that the new outfit that she had bought for her was. Mallery did not want to break it to her, but it was totally out of style. modish Questions: Which type of context clue is being used here? What does the word modish mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}

23 Context Clues: Practice #2, not being able to sleep at night, can be linked to an excessive intake of caffeine throughout the day. Insomnia Questions: Which type of context clue is being used here? What does the word insomnia mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}

24 Context Clues: Practice #3 The woman enjoyed the savor of the soup. It had a hint of spices balanced with the perfect amount of sweetness. Questions: Which type of context clue is being used here? What does the word savor mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}

25 Context Clues: Practice #4 The day had proven to be very. Before the sun had even risen, it was already hot outside. torrid Questions: Which type of context clue is being used here? What does the word torrid mean in this sentence? {Click mouse to continue}

26 Context Clues: Practice Now, lets see how you did! {Click mouse to continue}

27 Still Wondering What a Context Clue Is? Click on the link below to watch a video clip. Pay careful attention to what the song tells you. When the video is over click the back arrow  in the upper left hand corner. KR9HMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgaSmJ KR9HM

28 Using Context Clues help you know the meaning of words without using a dictionary. EXAMPLES:  There are many theories, or ideas, about what made the Ice Ages happen.  After a time, glaciers, or slowly moving rivers of ice, formed over many parts of the Earth.  Joe was reluctant about drinking the milk because it smelled sour.

29 EXAMPLES:  After seeing the picture of the starving children, we felt compassion.  The mother admonished her daughter when she found out she broke the plate.

30 Now it is your turn to be a detective and follow the clues! Use what you have learned about context clues to complete the activity on the next 5 slides.

31 Your friend Ryan has moved to a new country and is learning a new language. Read what he wrote in his diary and see if you can figure out the meaning to the underlined words. Dear Diary, I overslept this morning. I had to consume my bowl of cereal very quickly. I almost missed the bus. When I got to school, I realized I had forgotten my homework. Fortunately, my teacher was in a good mood and told me I could bring it tomorrow. After school, some friends and I participated in a game of basketball.. We tallied 7 points and they only scored 5 points, so we were the conquerors! Dad says that next weekend we’re going to the beach. I’m excited and can’t wait! I’m anticipating that weekend at the beach. I love to swim and play in the sand. I hope dad won’t alter the plans and we don’t go. Well, I better go to bed immediately. I don’t want to defer my sleep time and go to bed late. Until tomorrow, Ryan

32 “On Your Own” Activities Quia Context Clues Activity –http://www.quia.com/pop/ htmlhttp://www.quia.com/pop/ html Study zone lesson and activity –http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/e4topic.cfm? TopicID=24http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/e4topic.cfm? TopicID=24 TV 411 Activity –http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/reading.cfm?st r=reading&num=7&act=1http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/reading.cfm?st r=reading&num=7&act=1 Word Clues Activity –http://wps.ablongman.com/long_licklider_vocabulary_1/ 0,1682,11855-,00.htmlhttp://wps.ablongman.com/long_licklider_vocabulary_1/ 0,1682,11855-,00.html

33 More Activities For You Print and Do Worksheet –http://www.woodland.k12.mo.us/faculty/rgarner/Re ading/Using%20Context%20Clues_riddles.dochttp://www.woodland.k12.mo.us/faculty/rgarner/Re ading/Using%20Context%20Clues_riddles.doc Context Clues Practice Sheets –http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/pal masola/ccprac1.htmhttp://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/pal masola/ccprac1.htm –http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/pal masola/ccprac2.htmhttp://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/pal masola/ccprac2.htm –http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/pal masola/rcdc2cc.htmhttp://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/pal masola/rcdc2cc.htm –http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/pal masola/rcdc2cc.htmhttp://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/pal masola/rcdc2cc.htm


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