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 _______?