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Contextual Clues!
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Sometimes when we are reading, we don’t know what a word means! What do we do? Just like a detective, we have to use clues! There are words or phrases around unfamiliar words that can help us understand the meaning of a word. These words or phrases are called context clues. Learning how to use these clues can help us understand the meaning of the word, help us to understand the reading, improve our vocabulary and save us from using Google or the dictionary!
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We Make Guesses Based on the Information We Know! Let’s Try It…
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I'll tell you about the career that I chose; it definitely keeps me on my toes. I've been practicing since a very young age. Now I travel around and perform on the stage. I'm graceful and pretty, but I'm also real strong. My body is thin and my legs are quite long. I often wear pink and love satin and lace. Watch me twirl, flit and flutter all over the place.
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A Ballerina!
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Hot Shot! Who Am I? A lot of kids think that they want to be me. Danger 's my best friend and my enemy. When I'm summoned to duty I'm often alarmed. Still, I help lots of people stay safe and unharmed. I wear a cool hat and a raincoat and boots. Which I'd much rather wear than some stuffy old suits. My truck makes loud noises when I drive down the street. It's a lot of fun but I still take lots of heat.
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A Pipe Dream Who Am I ? If it has to do with water, then it has to do with me. I will fix your sink or toilet for a rather hefty fee. I carry a big toolbox and my name is on my chest. (That’s so that I can advertise that my skills are the best!) So if there’s hair stuck in your drain, or your toilet’s overflowing, Or if your pipes are frozen or your basement walls are bowing, I am the one to call and though this sounds a bit insane, I know I’ve done a good job when it all goes down the drain.
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Getting There Who Am I ? My career is really taking off but there's more to it than that. For I can take you far away in 30 minutes flat. You can sit beside the window and look at the ants below. From here, the earth looks all the same, no matter where you go. My future is up in the air. My hopes remain sky high. Most people are beneath me, cuz I'm quite a lofty guy. Of course, sometimes I have to keep my feet firm on the ground. Like when I'm home, or when somebody's luggage can't be found.
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Context Clues are words that say, “Stop - don’t touch that dictionary! The definition of the word you don’t know is right here in the text!“ Context Clues - Information a reader can get from the reading that helps show what a word or group of words means.
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