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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National Curriculum in England alignment
By the beginning of year 3, pupils should be able to read books written at an age-appropriate interest level. They should be able to read them accurately and at a speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than ...
By the beginning of year 5, pupils should be able to read aloud a wider range of poetry and books written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy and at a reasonable speaking pace. They should be able to read most words effortlessly and to...
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