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Unknown Words: Working Out Their Meanings

In this worksheet, students use context to infer the meaning of unfamiliar words.

'Unknown Words: Working Out Their Meanings' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:   Check Understanding of Text

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Sometimes when we are reading we come across new words that we don't understand.



There may be somebody around who we can ask, or we can use a dictionary, but we can also use context. This means looking at the rest of the sentence to see if it helps us understand the new word.


For example:

Jack was so hungry that he didn't leave a single particle of the cake on his plate.


You may not be familiar with the word particle, but from the context you can guess that it means a very small piece of something.

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