WARM-UP: USING CONTEXT CLUES
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A context clue is a clue, hidden in the text that surrounds
an unknown word or concept. This clue helps us
understand the meaning of the unknown word or concept.
DIRECTIONS: In today’s
warm-up you’ll be asked to
define a word by using the
context clues.
Pull out a new sheet of lined
paper and get ready to start
the warm-up. Set up your
page like this.
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WARM-UP: USING CONTEXT CLUES
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PRACTICE: Use the context in this picture to guess what
“abarrotes” means.
WARM-UP: USING CONTEXT CLUES
DIRECTIONS: Using the context clues from the sentence,
Create a definition (in your own words) for each underlined
word. Write the word, then the definition.
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4.
“Nothing about this endeavor is certain. There may be no
one left in the city by then or no safe place for them to
come back to.”
The mayor was a heavy man, so big in the middle that his
arms looked small and dangling. He lumbered to the front
of the room and faced the students.
Suddenly Doon spoke up. “But Ember is not prospering!”
he cried. “Everything is getting worse and worse!”
People couldn’t be expected to trudge halfway across the
city every time they wanted to communicate with
someone.
WARM-UP: USING CONTEXT CLUES
Compare your definitions to these!
Endeavor
A conscientious effort toward an end; an
earnest attempt; try; effort
Lumber
trudge, barge, plod; move heavily
Prosper
to be successful or fortunate; thrive; flourish
Trudge
to walk wearily or in a tired fashion
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WARM-UP: Using Context Clues DIRECTIONS