Use Context Clues
Context clues can help you figure out the meaning of a word or phrase you don’t know. These clues can be found in the words and sentences surrounding the unknown word or phrase.
There are many kinds of context clues readers can look for when trying to figure out unfamiliar text. Click these links to see models of different types of context clues:
When you are trying to figure out an unfamiliar word, you can look at its function in the sentence or at the meaning of the sentence as a whole. If the sentence is part of a paragraph, you can use the overall meaning of the paragraph as a context clue.
Click the links below. Start with Sentence Context.