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Vocabulary CONTEXT CLUE Strategies Chart

Vocabulary Strategies
Example Sentence

Letters that come before a word that change or add to its meaning. For example, the prefix “un-“ means not, “non-“ means not, and “re-“ means back or again.
My shoe laces are untied.

The laces are not tied in this example sentence.
Context Clues

Sentences that come before or after a word that give you a clue to its meaning.
My hair is chaotic. It is messy because I have not combed it in weeks.

The sentence after chaotic gives you context to understand that something that is chaotic is messy.
Contrasting Statements

Statements or sentences that tell you the opposite meaning of the word.
My shirt is tainted, but I have a clean one at home.

In this sentence clean is the opposite of tainted. “But” gives you a clue that there is a contrasting statement in the sentence.

The author defines the vocabulary word within the sentence.
I injured, or hurt, my knee at the soccer game.

In this example, hurt defines injured in the sentence.
Outside Resources (Dictionaries and Glossaries)

If you cannot figure out a word’s meaning in context, always turn to a dictionary or glossary to determine its meaning.
I like people who are hygienic.

In this case, I will look up “hygienic” in the “H” section of the dictionary. I discover that hygienic means “healthy or clean.”