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					                                                                            Vocabulary

                                Context Clue                                                                                  FCAT
Definition:     Clues to a word’s meaning provided by the sentence or            LA.A.1.2.3
                 passage in which the word is used                               3rd
Benchmark Clarification – The students selects from a variety of simple          Item Type – multiple choice
strategies, including the use of phonics, word structure, context clues, self-   Passage Attributes
                                                                                           Passages may be literary or informational text.
questioning, confirming simple predictions, retelling, and visual cues to                  Other stimuli include, but should not be limited to, illustrations, graphics, and charts with
identify words and construct meaning from various texts, illustrations,                    captions.
graphics, and charts.                                                                      Passages must contain a word or phrase unfamiliar to most third grade students, and
                                                                                           sufficient on text must be present to enable students to infer the meaning of the word or
                                                                                           phrase. Passages must contain appropriate words to assess knowledge of prefixes,
                                                                                           suffixes, root words, multiple meanings, antonyms, synonyms, homophones, compound
Strategies and Tips:                                                                       words and contractions.
    1. Always check to see if you can divide a new word into a prefix, root,     Response Attributes
        and suffix. See if you can recognize the meaning of any part of the      Distracters may include, but are not limited to, the following:
                                                                                 *incorrect meanings of words or phrases.
        word. If so, find the answer chose that is closet to this meaning        *correct meanings of words or phrases that do not fit the context.
    2. To figure out a word with context clues:                                  *Words with construct similar to correct response (e.g. same prefix).
               Read the sentence with the new word.                              *incorrect interpretations of contractions.
               Read the sentence before and after this sentence                  Items assessing antonyms should not include synonyms as distractors; similarly, items assessing
               Take a guess at what the word probably means.                     synonyms should not include anonyms as distractors.
               Look at the answer choices. Pick the choice that is closest to    4th
                                                                                 Item Type – multiple choice
               your guess.                                                       Passage Attributes
                                                                                           Same as 3rd grade
Graphic Organizer:                                                               Response Attributes
                                                                                 Distractors may include, but are not limited to, the following:
                                                                                 *incorrect meanings of words or phrases,
                                                                                 *correct meanings of words or phrases that do not fit the context,
                                                                                 *words with construct similar to correct response (e.g. same prefix).
                                                                                 5th
                                                                                 Item Type – multiple choice
                                                                                 Passage Attributes
                                                                                           Same as 3rd grade
                                                                                 Response Attributes
                                                                                           Same as 4th grade
                                                                                 Key Question Phrases:
                                                                                           In which sentence does the word _______ have the same meanng as in the sentence
                                                                                           above?
                                                                                           Look at the word _______. Use the surrounding words to help yu figure out what it
                                                                                           means.
                                                                                           What does _______ mean?
                                                                                           Which context clue helps he reader figure out the meaning of _______?

				
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