Context Clue: Definition & Examples

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Which of the following statements is correct?

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1. Below you will find statements with a specific word in quotes. The context clues in these sentences should help define the word. Note that each statement is an example of a certain type of context clue. To which of the following examples can Direct Definition be applied?

2. Below you will find statements with a specific word in quotes. The context clues in these sentences should help define the underlined word. Note that each statement is an example of a certain type of context clue. Which of following examples can Synonym be applied to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are four types of context clues this lesson will introduce you to. Learn how to distinguish between each with examples of context clues and then test your understanding with our quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The four kinds of context clues you will be working with are:

  • Direct definition
  • Inference
  • Synonym
  • Antonym

Skills Practiced

You will develop your mastery of the following skills using this worksheet and quiz:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the four types of context clues in this lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how each context clue signals definitions to readers
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to discern definitions from context clues in short passages

Additional Learning

The connected lesson on context clues will prepare you to:

  • Explain why authors might utilize context clues in their writing
  • Debate the strengths of each of the four types of context clues
  • Demonstrate your skills by inserting context clues into your own writing
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