ERIC Number: ED155591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Students to Use Context Clues in Reading.
Whisler, Nancy G.
The use of context clues is basic to the reading act. This paper emphasizes the importance of teaching students to recognize context clues and outlines reasons for teachers' frequent failure to do so. It then suggests ways of helping students become aware of ways context clues can be of value to them as readers and of teaching them to identify different types of context clues, such as those that provide a direct definition of an unknown word or a comparison with it. Teaching strategies are then suggested for introducing the concept of context and helping students learn how to use context to determine word meaning. Finally, the paper shows who to design lessons based on the cloze procedure, context response cards, and "super sleuth" cards as practice exercises in using context clues. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Reading Association of the International Reading Association (11th, Anaheim, California, Nov. 2-5, 1977)