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Types of Context Clues

Definition/Explanation Clues
Definition/Explanation Clues

Context as a Clue Name: Title: I was able to determine the meaning of this word from the text. Write the page # and word. Proof from text: I was not able to determine the meaning of this word from the text. Write the page # and word. Write the sentence the word was found in and the definition based on your discussion or the dictionary.

Inference/General Context Clues
Inference/General Context Clues

Context clues are more commonly found in nonfiction texts than in fiction, though they are found in children's literature, often with the goal of building readers' vocabulary. Words can have multiple meanings, so being able to infer the correct meaning from context is a valuable reading comprehension skill.

source: thoughtco.com
Punctuation
Punctuation

Punctuation clues are one of the easiest kinds of context clues. With punctuation clues, the meaning of a word is explained immediately after the word between brackets, commas or dashes. This type of clue is very common, especially in college textbooks.

source: sd67.bc.ca
Restatement/Synonym Clues
Restatement/Synonym Clues

Yet a restatement of policy, no matter how specific, was not enough. These paragraphs are really a restatement of a passage in the Dissertation. All these assertions call for later modification and restatement.

source: thesaurus.com

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