Context Clues

Context clues are hints or definitions that a writer uses in the text to help the reader understand the meaning of new or unfamiliar words. These clues can appear within a sentence, a paragraph, or in other areas of a passage. Want to learn more about Context Clues? Here’s a refresher on the different types of context clues.

The Delights of Anticipation

Anne Shirley is a Canadian orphan in the early 1900s. She lives on a farm with Marilla Cuthbert and Marilla’s brother Matthew. In this passage, Anne is excited because there is a Sunday School picnic coming up, and when Anne is excited, she talks a great deal. Diana is Anne’s…