Periods One, Three, Four, and Seven-6.4c, 7.4e, 8.4b Use Context to understand unfamiliar vocabulary

This week we are going to focus on using context clues to understand unfamiliar idioms. We focused on idioms a few weeks back, so hopefully you remember that idioms are phrases where words have additional meaning, so you can't look at them in a literal way.  For example, "it's raining cats and dogs" is an idiom.  It doesn't literally mean there are cats and dogs falling out of the sky; it means it raining really hard.

The best way to understand unfamiliar idioms is to use the context they are used in to figure it out.  First, let's review what context clues are by watching this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6spWj7Ol3x0&t=2s

Now, go through this PowerPoint presentation and see if you can use the context to figure out the idioms you don't already know.

Context Clues.pptx


Finally, see if you can answer the questions on this worksheet.  The answers are at the end of the worksheet, so you can check to see how you did.

https://medenglish2012.weebly.com/uploads/2/0/8/6/20862786/work_sheet_by_bines_and_almaidiomatic_expressions_and_context_clues.pdf

Period Five and Six-6.4c, 7.4e Use Context to understand unfamiliar vocabulary

This week we are going to focus on using context clues to help figure out unfamiliar words and phrases while reading.  You can always use a dictionary to look up words you don't know, but most of the time, the context around the unfamiliar word can help just as much. First, watch this video to refresh your memory about what context clues are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6spWj7Ol3x0&t=2s

After you watch the video. you can practice by playing this Quia game.

https://www.quia.com/pop/35971.html?AP_rand=1052254722