Skill of the Week – December 5, 2011

posted Dec 2, 2011, 12:21 PM by Sylwia Jasinski

Determining the meaning of unfamiliar words

We use the context to figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words.  We do this by studying the group of words, sentences, and paragraphs around an unknown word or phrase.  The words you know become clues, which you can use to understand the words you don’t know.