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Name:_____________________
Date:________
Aim:
Use example/explanation context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word.

Context Clues: Example Sentences
1. Constellations, such as The Little Dipper and The Big Dipper, can be seen in the night sky. Using the example clue, the word constellations in this sentence means clouds
moons
group of stars
lights
2. Nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables, help our bodies grow. Using the example clue, the word nutritious in this sentence means yucky
healthy
boring
3. You may have an issue, such as fear of snakes, which keeps you from playing outside. Using the example clue, the word issue in this sentence means fear
problem
babysitter
permission
4. Our country's highest politician, the president, has the job of making sure our country stays safe.
Using the example clue, the word politician in this sentence means man
elected person
boss
golfer
5. Our class visited the museum on a field trip. We saw many artifacts. The museum had pottery, art, and statues from many old places.
Using the example clue, the word artifacts in this sentence means object
goal
point
idea
6. Fish, whales, and dolphins are aquatic animals.
Using the example clue, the word aquatic in this sentence means land
desert
water
dry

Name:_____________________
Date:________
Aim:
Use example/explanation context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word.

Context Clues: Example Sentences
1. Candles, flashlights, and lamps illuminate the room.
Using the example clue, the word illuminate in this sentence means lower
light up
weaken
darken
2. Biomes on Earth include the plants and animals in the grasslands, the plants and animals in the deserts, and the plants and animals in the rain forests. Using the example clue, the word biomes in this sentence means small areas

catastrophes
prisons
communities
3. Animals from the equine group, such as horses and zebras, are hoofed mammals. Using the example clue, the word equine in this sentence means bird
horse group
reptile
fish
4. Vicissitudes, such as circumstances, developments, or journeys in life, can change a person forever.
Using the example clue, the word vicissitudes in this sentence means families
vacations
life experiences
5. The army attempted to thwart the enemy with a new plan of attack. Before the enemy realized what was happening, their forces became confused and frustrated. The army won the battle and stopped the enemy's advance.

Using the example clue, the word thwart in this sentence means sanction
allow
permit
hinder
6. Thespians, such as Tom Cruise, George Lopez, and Hilary Duff, star in movies and television shows.
Using the example clue, the word thespians in this sentence means fans
actor or performer
audience members

Name:_____________________
Date:________
Aim:
Use example/explanation context clues to determine the meaning of an unknown word.

Context Clues: Example Sentences
1. In the fall, the bright foliage is a delight to see. Red, orange, and yellow leaves and vegetation paint the world for our enjoyment.
Using the example clue, the word foliage in this sentence means rocks
houses
leaves
dirt
2. Debilitating illnesses include Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis.
Using the example clue, the word debilitating in this sentence means strengthening
improving
weakening
energizing
3. Equestrian items would include saddles, horseshoes, and reins. Using the example clue, the word equestrian in this sentence means having to do with horses
having to do with hair
having to do with the equator
having to do with royalty
4. Biomes on Earth include the plants and animals in the grasslands, the plants and animals in the deserts, and the plants and animals in the rain forests. Using the example clue, the word biomes in this sentence means prisons

communities
small areas
catastrophes
5. Sunlight can't shine through opaque...
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