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Ch 5: Learning Through Context

About This Chapter

Explore the engaging video lessons in this chapter to brush up on your knowledge of learning through context. Closely examine the meaning of context, constructing meaning through context, connotation, denotation and more.

Learning Through Context - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can use the lessons to strengthen your knowledge the role of context in reading. Our instructors examine the definition of context, while giving you insight into how you can use context to decipher what words mean. You can also review how to construct meaning with context clues and more.

The lessons make it easy for you to better understand the meaning of connotation and denotation through comprehensive examples. You'll also get a good grasp of how to interpret figures of speech. After completing this chapter, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Explain the meaning of context and understand its application
  • Describe how to determine the meaning of words using context
  • Detail ways to construct meaning with context clues, word structure and prior knowledge
  • Share how to use context to construct meaning
  • Define and share the difference between connotation and denotation
  • Provide the meaning and application of a context clue
  • Interpret figures of speech in context

The resources in this chapter can help you boost your comprehension of learning through context. In addition to watching video lessons that are both detailed and entertaining, you have the option of accessing full video transcripts with easy-to-identify vocabulary words that offer depth to the lessons. Self-assessment quizzes are available that allow you to test how well you understanding learning through context. You can take the quizzes before or after reviewing the lessons, and then you can retake them if you answer questions incorrectly or want to simply retest your comprehension of the lessons. If you have any questions about this chapter, you can contact experts for assistance.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Learning Through Context
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What is Context? - Definition & Application

1. What is Context? - Definition & Application

In writing, context is the information surrounding the information. Without context, information can be misinterpreted; with context, information can be understood.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

2. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

3. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

Using Context to Construct Meaning

4. Using Context to Construct Meaning

In order to understand what they are reading, students need to use the context in which the text exists. In this lesson, we'll look at how teachers can help students learn to use some context-specific strategies as they read.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

5. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

Context Clue: Definition & Examples

6. Context Clue: Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in understanding all components of context clues found in literature and how they can be applied to your writing. Learn more about context clues in this lesson.

Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

7. Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

Figures of speech can add humor or drama to any situation, but you have to understand what they mean in order to connect the dots. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to interpret figures of speech, such as verbal irony, puns, idioms, and hyperbole.

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