Vocabulary Skills [guessing at word meanings]

Context Clues

Use context clues from the passage to help you understand new words. 

Check for:

  1. Words that have similar meanings – Synonyms.
  2. Words that have opposite meanings – Antonyms.
  3. Words that give examples.
  4. Words that define.
  5. Words that infer.

Context Clues

Richard Carrigan, MSE

Richard Carrigan has been an educator for over 30 years and a filmmaker for the past ten years. He has experience teaching English as a Second Language in Asia and teaching university students in the United States. He earned his undergraduate degree from Loma Linda University and his graduate degree from Shenandoah University.