When you read, you may stumble across some words you aren't familiar with. Here are some vocabulary strategies for helping you figure out words you don't know:

context clues

Check out this exercise to practice using context clues:

Click for the answers. How did you do?

word parts
Go here to play some word parts games. (Scroll down to word parts). Knowing word parts helps you infer definitions of words you don't know.

word origins
Here's a dictionary that will give you the origin of a word. Using word origins can help you learn what a word means by giving you more connections to the word.

reference texts

Last modified: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 12:00 PM