Monday 8/24 Introductions(name tents/three interesting things) (20 min) Go over procedures (10 min) a. classroom procedures b. turning in work c. website d. using the bathroom e. Close reader f. participation points Go over the syllabus(10 min) Riddles (5 min) ____________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday 8/25 Bellwork check #1 #1 What do you hope this class will help you improve on? (must be at least four sentences.) WOD: 1 Abate POS: verb Definition: Sentence: I hope that my waistline abates, so that I can fit into my jeans. Synonym: Classwork: 1. Take notes on using context clues Context Clues notes Synonym clue The unfamiliar word may be similar to another word that is used in or around the sentence. Signal words: and, or, like, also… The man was burly and muscular
Antonym clue The unfamiliar word may be the opposite of another word that is used in or around the sentence. Signal words: However, but, rather, not, yet… I detest liver, but I love steak Cause and effect clues The unfamiliar word has a causal relationship with another word or phrase that is used in or around the sentence. Signal words: Because, so, therefore, as a result… Ben worked diligently and as a result, he got into a good college Denotative and Connotative Meanings -Denotative- dictionary meaning -Connotative- your meaning Example 1: The word house means “a structure one lives in” or “residence” (Denotative) Example 2: A mansion is a house, but it includes the idea of being very large or expensive. A hut is also a house, but it is known for being small and made of simple materials. (Connotative) Example 3: Connotative definitions can be positive or negative. Give me a positive and negative connotation for the word smell. Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words -Prefix- Before -Suffix- end -Root- the base word Example 1: I go for walk each day after lunch. Getting some exercise helps rejuvenate my mind and body.
What does the word rejuvenate mean? A.keep safeB.make freshC.keep healthyD.relaxre-againJuven-youngate- make/cause Multiple meanings - Homonyms are words that may or may not share the same spelling and sound the same, but have different meanings Fair- County fair or Fair- reasonable Pear-fruit or Pair- couple Example 1: After two warm weeks in March, we were surprised by a cold snap that made us shiver in April.What does the word snap mean in this sentence? Homework: Context clues practice Directions : On your own paper, write down your own definition of the word and which clue was used to help you come up with the definition. (some may use more than one clue) 1. The girl who used to be very vociferous doesn’t talk much anymore. 2. Especially in stressful times, giving your mind a break is a great idea. 3. His pertinacity , or stubbornness, is the cause of most of his trouble.
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