Context Clues

1.     Definition: Using other words in text to help us understand a word we do not know in the text.

2.     How it helps us learn: When we come across a word we do not know, we stop and look around the sentence or paragraph(s) to look for clues that

3.     Example: While reading a novel I came across the word crossbow this is what I read

I did not understand what a crossbow is so I looked back over the sentence to find context clues in order to find the meaning of crossbow. I found out that the crossbow had a sideways design and also that it could fire bolts this helped me understand it.