Clarifying 4 Understanding
Use these 4 strategies to help figure out the meanings
of words as you read:
- Look for little words inside big words.
- Look for base or root words, prefixes or suffixes. Also
be aware of words that are similar to words in another language.
- Look for a comma following an unfamiliar word. Sometimes
the author will give the definition after the comma. The definition could
follow the word "or", a dash, or be in parentheses.
- Keep reading to see if you can get a sense of the definition.
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