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WARM-UP: U SING C ONTEXT C LUES A context clue is a clue, hidden in the text that surrounds an unknown word or concept. This clue helps us understand the meaning of the unknown word or concept. Name Date Class Warm-Up: Using Context Clues __________________________ DIRECTIONS: In today’s warm-up you’ll be asked to define a word by using the context clues. Pull out a new sheet of lined paper and get ready to start the warm-up. Set up your page like this.
WARM-UP: U SING C ONTEXT C LUES PRACTICE: Use the context in this picture to guess what “abarrotes” means.
WARM-UP: U SING C ONTEXT C LUES DIRECTIONS: Using the context clues from the sentence, Create a definition (in your own words) for each underlined word. Write the word, then the definition. 1. “Nothing about this endeavor is certain. There may be no one left in the city by then or no safe place for them to come back to.” 2. The mayor was a heavy man, so big in the middle that his arms looked small and dangling. He lumbered to the front of the room and faced the students. 3. Suddenly Doon spoke up. “But Ember is not prospering!” he cried. “Everything is getting worse and worse!” 4. People couldn’t be expected to trudge halfway across the city every time they wanted to communicate with someone.
WARM-UP: U SING C ONTEXT C LUES Compare your definitions to these! Endeavor A conscientious effort toward an end; an earnest attempt; try; effort Lumber trudge, barge, plod; move heavily Prosper to be successful or fortunate; thrive; flourish Trudge to walk wearily or in a tired fashion