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									Context Clues: Examples
Textbook writers and authors use examples to help you figure out just what exactly a word means. Here
are some hints to help you determine if what you are reading is an example: words or phrases like,
“consists of”, “such as”, or “including”. Also, punctuation such as colons (:) semi-colons (;) and dashes (-)
can indicate examples.

Take a look at these uses of examples:

The warmer weather at the end of the Ice Age created many new environments---climates and
landscapes that surround living things.

Electromagnets can generate current in motors. They can also be used in items such as disc drives,
speakers, and power door locks.

She smiled at the audience as an acknowledgement of welcome, and began to walk to and fro, making
profuse gesticulations while singing—her arms moving wildly.

While you may not know the meaning of the bolded words off the top of your head, you can figure out
their meaning by the examples that follow the word.

Your task: You will select four examples from your assigned reading, pages ______ to _______, that
illustrate context clues.

       Write in complete sentences.
       Circle the challenging word.
       Be sure to include the complete example that follows the word.

Example 1:

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Example 2:

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