|Did you ever ask a teacher the meaning of a word only
to have her say, “You can figure it out! The
To you the meaning is not “right there” at all! The
fact is, the meaning is hidden in the rest of the words in the
sentence! Here is an example of what I
Suppose you were reading about some kids who had been
hounding their mom and dad for a hound, or a puppy. If you
read the following sentence, you might ask your teacher what a
certain word means.
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up and down as Dad brought their new puppy to the
the reader, might go to your teacher and say, “What
does elated mean?” And she
would reply, “Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah! Blah, blah, blah,
blah!” Not much help, huh?
Look at the sentence this
bright red words give you a major clue to what elated means! When you
have figured it
out, you have inferred the meaning. Aren’t you
The elated children
jumped up and
down as Dad brought their new puppy to the car.
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