Definition Context Clues

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Model for young readers how to recognize definition clues and how to use these clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. Then distribute this worksheet that offers them an opportunity to practice recognizing the clues and determining the meaning of the italicized words.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask participants to identify the type of definition clue used in each sentence
  • Clarify for class members the difference between definition clues and restatement clues
Classroom Considerations
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  • The follow-up exercises can be used to assess mastery of the concepts
  • No answer key is provided