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Context Clues

Teaching Reading Comprehension Skills
Matilda Gilbert


This song is available on Read About It, Sing About It:
Reading Comprehension Strategy Songs.

Chorus:
You be the detective, 
Look for context clues as you read. 
When you can’t understand a word
Find the context clues that you need.

Reread the sentence carefully, 
The one before and after, too. 
Still having trouble? 
Reread the whole paragraph through

Chorus:
You be the detective, 
Look for context clues as you read. 
When you can’t understand a word
Find the context clues that you need.

Antonyms or synonyms 
Are very helpful clues 
Still having trouble?
Re-read that whole paragraph through.

A prefix or a suffix 
May be just what you need 
Take your time, be careful
Think about what you read

Chorus:
You be the detective, 
Look for context clues as you read. 
When you can’t understand a word
Find the context clues that you need.

It’s just like a sandwich, 
The meat and the bread 
You put it all together, 
Visualize in your head

Chorus:
You be the detective, 
Look for context clues as you read. 
When you can’t understand a word
Find the context clues that you need.

 

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