reading.There are several different types of context clues that are commonlyused by authors
1.Definition context clue
Ex. Paul is a transcriptionist, aperson who makes a written copy of a recorded message.
2.Synonym context clue
After seeing the picture of thestarving children, we all felt compassion or pity for their suffering.
3.Antonym context clue
Joe was reluctant to take on the position of captain of the basketball team. He was afraid that the time it would take would hurt his grades.On the other hand, Billy was eager for the chance to be captain. Hethought that being captain of theteam would make him very popular in school.
4.Description context clue
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, our 35th president, improved humanrights and equal rights for all people. He was a very charismatic president. People were attracted tohis charm and enthusiasm. His personality was described asmagnetic.
5.Clues through associationwith other words in thesentence
Ex. Brian is considered the mosttroublesome student ever to have