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    Context Clues - 5th Grade
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  • Regina remembered when she had just two pairs of shoes. Now, her closet holds a plethora of shoes in almost every color and every style. What does the word "plethora" mean?
    great quantity
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  • Which type of context clue helped you determine the meaning of "plethora"? Regina remembered when she had just two pairs of shoes. Now, her closet holds a plethora of shoes in almost every color and every style.
    antonym
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  • When I was caught in the rain, my clothes were saturated and completely soaking wet. What is the meaning of the word "saturated"?
    thoroughly wet
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  • Which type of context clue helped you determine the meaning of saturated? When I was caught in the rain, my clothes were saturated and completely soaking wet.
    definition
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  • Tammy knew she should feel happy about the last day of school, but she actually felt quite lugubrious when she thought about the three months that were coming up. What is the meaning of the word "lugubrious"?
    sad
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  • Which type of context clue helped you determine the meaning of lugubrious? Tammy knew she should feel happy about the last day of school, but she actually felt quite lugubrious when she thought about the three months that were coming up.
    antonym
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  • Before the surgery, the nurse ensured that all of the instruments were sterilized and completely cleaned. What is the meaning of the word "sterilized"?
    decontaminated
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  • Which type of context clue helped you determine the meaning of sterilized? Before the surgery, the nurse ensured that all of the instruments were sterilized and completely cleaned.
    synonym
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  • Unlike her grandmother, who was very generous to her, Sarah's parents were misers who never bought her anything. What is the meaning of the word "misers"?
    people who don't spend money on anyone
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  • Which type of context clue helped you determine the meaning of misers? Unlike her grandmother, who was very generous to her, Sarah's parents were misers who never bought her anything.
    antonym
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  • When she was young, my grandmother was a milliner who made caps, berets, and bonnets for wealthy women. What is the meaning of the word "milliner"?
    a hat maker
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  • Which type of context clue helped you determine the meaning of milliner? When she was young, my grandmother was a milliner who made caps, berets, and bonnets for wealthy women.
    definition
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  • Roberta could not get over how elegant the cruise ship was. The walls were paneled in beautiful wood, there were fresh flowers on every table, and the floors were made of gleaming stone. What is the meaning of the word "elegant"?
    stylish in appearance
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  • Which type of CC helped you determine the meaning of elegant? Roberta could not get over how elegant the cruise ship was. The walls were paneled in beautiful wood, there were fresh flowers on every table, and the floors were made o
    example
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  • The little boy was fascinated by the model train set. Even when the rest of his family moved on, he remained staring intently at the tiny tracks. What is the meaning of the word "fascinated"?
    attracted to
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  • Which type of context clue helped you determine the meaning of fascinated? The little boy was fascinated by the model train set. Even when the rest of his family moved on, he remained staring intently at the tiny tracks.
    example
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  • I love all kinds of felines, including tigers, lions, and even my kitty, Fluffy.  What is the meaning of the word "felines"?
    cats
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  • Which type of context clue helped you determine the meaning of felines? I love all kinds of felines, including tigers, lions, and even my kitty, Fluffy.
    example
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  • Liam was a good basketball player who yearned for the chance to play professionally. He practiced every day and called coaches at all the professional teams asking for a try-out. What is the meaning of the word "yearned"?
    desired
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  • Which type of CC helped you determine the meaning of yearned? Liam was a good Bball player who yearned for the chance to play professionally. He practiced every day and called coaches at all the professional teams asking for a try-out
    example or inference
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