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					                                S.O.S.
      Please Someone Help Me!
     What does that word mean??
   Sometimes you don’t know what a word means in a story.
       This is when CONTEXT CLUES can be helpful.

                          Define CONTEXT CLUES:
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How to use SOS:



Same/Synonym: Look for words in the sentences that
might mean the same as the word you don’t know.


Opposite/Antonym: Look for words in the sentences
that might mean the opposite as the word you don’t
know.


Substitute/Replace: If there’s no words that mean the
same or opposite see if you can substitute the word
with another more familiar word to figure out the
definition.
Practice. Write your guess at the definition of the underlined word AND the strategy
you used to figure it out. Circle any context clues you find in the sentence.
   1. The changes in the program were significant and important.
             Guess:_____________________________________________________
             SOS?:_______________________
             Definition:__________________________________________________

   2. At the end of the semester, students feel overwhelmed because they are inundated with work.
              Guess:_____________________________________________________
              SOS?:_______________________
              Definition:__________________________________________________

   3. Rather than repress your feelings, you should let them out to relieve stress.
              Guess:_____________________________________________________
              SOS?:_______________________
              Definition:__________________________________________________

   4. The room is so sparse because it is not crowded with furniture.
             Guess:_____________________________________________________
             SOS?:_______________________
             Definition:__________________________________________________

   5. The dog is subordinate to its owner because it follows all his commands.
             Guess:_____________________________________________________
             SOS?:_______________________
             Definition:__________________________________________________

   6. The weather reporter predicted a storm of high intensity because it is expected to have a lot of energy.
             Guess:_____________________________________________________
             SOS?:_______________________
             Definition:__________________________________________________

   7. I abhor traffic jams but I love it when I hit all the green lights on my way home.
               Guess:_____________________________________________________
               SOS?:_______________________
               Definition:__________________________________________________

   8. I wanted to accumulate a lot of books because I like collecting them.
              Guess:_____________________________________________________
              SOS?:_______________________
              Definition:__________________________________________________

   9. The mood was very somber at the end of the movie because everyone had died.
            Guess:_____________________________________________________
            SOS?:_______________________
            Definition:__________________________________________________

   10. I’m not sure what you mean because your statement is ambiguous.
                Guess:_____________________________________________________
                SOS?:_______________________
                Definition:__________________________________________________

				
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