Presentation on theme: "Context clues help us attack unfamiliar words, and sharks attack fish. Like sharks, we have to attack! Let’s get inspired: Fish are friends!Fish are friends!"— Presentation transcript:
Context clues help us attack unfamiliar words, and sharks attack fish. Like sharks, we have to attack! Let’s get inspired: Fish are friends!Fish are friends!
What are context clues? – Context clues, or information surrounding unfamiliar words, can help you figure out the meaning of words that you don’t know. Why are context clues important? – Context clues can help you understand what you are reading.
1.Cover the unfamiliar word. 2.Read the sentence again. 3.Choose a word that makes sense in the blank.
What do the underlined words mean? While many perceive a shark to be a ruthless killing machine, only about 25 species are reported to have attacked people.
What do the underlined words mean? The idea is that shark attacks and fatalities are so minuscule that you are more likely to be kicked to death by a mule.
Words with similar meanings His argument is fallacious, so it’s very misleading.
Words with opposite meanings. Although some teenagers are loquacious, others are closemouthed.
The unknown word is described or explained She is somnolent, so she needs pills stay awake.
Specific examples are listed Celestial bodies, such as the sun, moon, and stars, are studied by scientists.
What does the word “context” mean? – The word context means…
Draw a picture for each step of the context clue strategy. Then, read the paragraph about hurricanes while using the context clue strategy. Answer the questions.
Pedagogical institutions, including high schools, kindergartens, and colleges, require community support to function efficiently. Pedagogical means _____________. Circle the strategy you used: Synonym Antonym Description Example
He was so parsimonious that he refused to give his own sons the few dollars they needed to buy pencils for school. It truly hurt him to part with his money. Parsimonious means _____________. Circle the strategy you used: Synonym Antonym Description Example
His pertinacity, or stubbornness, is the cause of most of his trouble. Pertinacity means ___________. Circle the strategy you used: Synonym Antonym Description Example
She was reluctant to be team captain, but she was eager to continue being the goalie. Reluctant means ___________. Circle the strategy you used: Synonym Antonym Description Example
Complete Practice 1. There are 8 questions! Remember to use the context clue strategy: – 1. Cover – 2. Reread – 3. Choose
Complete Practice 2. There are 8 questions! Fill in the blank with a type of context clue: – Synonym – Antonym – Description – Example Then answer the 3 thesaurus questions on the back. If you finish early, study your context clue notes.
What are context clues? Why might they be important? What’s the context clues strategy? What are the four types of context clues? When it comes to context clues, how are we like sharks?