A poster highlighting how to find word meaning in context when reading a piece of text.
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If you come across a word that you do not know the meaning of, you can use context clues to help you.
An explanation of the unknown word’s meaning in the sentence or paragraph.
Kristen was ecstatic. She felt overwhelming happiness and joy.
An example of the unknown word’s meaning in the sentence or paragraph.
Kristen was ecstatic. She was jumping for joy and couldn’t wipe the smile off her face.
A synonym or another word that means the same in the sentence or paragraph.
Kristen was ecstatic. She was thrilled to win the prize.
An antonym or opposite in the sentence or paragraph.
Earlier, Kristen felt sad, but after winning the prize, she was ecstatic.
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Australian Curriculum alignment
- English > Year 3 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1680
Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language featuresElaborationsmaking con...
- English > Year 4 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1692
Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating textsElaborationsmaking connections between ...
- English > Year 5 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1703
Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sourcesElaborationsusing research skills including identifying research purpose, ...
- English > Year 6 > Literacy > Interpreting, analysing, evaluating > ACELY1713
Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital textsElaborationsmaking connections between...
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