Check out the answers you gave when I asked, What you do when you come across an unfamiliar word?
What do you think about these answers?
Now, let's break down this answer a little bit more: "What do you mean when you talk about using context clues?" I plugged your answers in to Wordle, which shows us what some of the most common responses were.
Sample answer 1: Using words around the word you don't understand to understand the word you don't understand. Example: if you don't know what ajar means: The door was left ajar and a little bit of light poked through. You would know it wasn't all the way closed because a little bit of light poked through but it's probably not all the way open if a little bit of light pokes through because it's only a little bit so I would be able to figure out that ajar means opened only a little bit.
Sample answer 2: To continue reading to see if you can figure out a word means just by the sentence or paragraph it is in.
What do you think of these sample answers?
Now, check out some specific context clue strategies that we'll practice (and have already been practicing, actually!) over and over again, not just with The Outsiders, but with all texts we read and with your own independent reading, as well.