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Eng 83 r week 2 day 1

  1. 1. Eng 83R Tuesday, 9/3 Agenda Literature Circle Sign-Ups The Dictionary (Ch. 4) Review Summary Assignment Review Context Clues Topic (Ch. 6) Annotating/Underlining Vocabulary Assignment #2
  2. 2. Homework  Please put the following on the counter:  Context Clues Assignment  Summary Assignment  We will review these later in the class
  3. 3. Literature Circle Sign-Up  I will pass around the Literature Circle Sign-up.  Please indicate your preference.  On Thursday I will give you your assignment and Literature Circle packets.  We are going to postpone the first Literature Circle to the fourth week of class, on 9/17/13.
  4. 4. The Dictionary Entryways Ch. 4 “The only place in which success comes before work is in the dictionary.” -Vidal Sassoon
  5. 5. Dictionary  In the previous chapter we learned all about context clues. But sometimes we encounter problems with words, for example:  There aren’t any context clues  Context alone isn’t enough or several meanings are possible.  You need to understand the exact meaning of a word
  6. 6. Three Important Dictionary Skills  How to locate a word in a traditional dictionary and an online one  How to interpret dictionary pronunciation symbols  How to pick the right definition
  7. 7. Types of Dictionaries  Collegiate: designed for college students  Pocket: smaller and not as complete
  8. 8. On-Line Dictionary www.learnersdictionary.com
  9. 9. Let’s look up  Instrinsic  www.learnersdictionary.com
  10. 10. Guide Words  One way to find a given word in a dictionary is to use guidewords—the pair of words at the very top of each dictionary page.
  11. 11.  Which word below would be found on the dictionary page with the guidewords floodlight/flower? Floral Flying Fleet
  12. 12. The dictionary entry will provide: 1. Spelling and syllables 2. Pronunciation 3. Part of speech 4. Definitions 5. Synonyms or antonyms Intrinsic (ĭn-trĭnʹzĭk) adjective. Relating or belonging to the essential nature of a thing; inherent. Antonym: extrinsic.
  13. 13. Dictionary Scavenger Hunt  Read the instructions carefully.  You may work alone or with a partner.  When you are done, bring your paper to me.
  14. 14. Let’s Practice in the book  As time permits:  Exercise 4.1  Exercise 4-4  Exercise 4-5  At 12:45 we will take a 5-minute break. When you return, please pick up your homework assignments, and we will review them.
  15. 15. Let’s review the summary & context clues assignment
  16. 16. Drive Ch. 1 & Context Clues  How difficult was the reading?  What about the summary?  Did you write notes in the margin  Did you make an outline?  Let’s go over the questions  Any questions on the context clues?
  17. 17. Topic, Ch. 6
  18. 18. Topic  One of the very essential comprehension skills for understanding a paragraph is determining the topic.  In order to learn the clues to the topic, you’ll use inductive reasoning to figure them out.
  19. 19. Topic  What is inductive reasoning?  Using particular examples to reach a general conclusion about something.  Without realizing this, you use inductive reasoning constantly in your everyday life.  When you walk up to two friends that are talking, and you listen for a minute, you can figure out what they are saying, right?
  20. 20. Topic  Mike: Well it wasn’t difficult at all.  Brian: Yeah, even the two essay questions weren’t bad.  Mike Uh-huh. I finished them, and I actually had time to reread my answers.  Brian: Me, too, and the multiple choice questions were really easy.
  21. 21. Topic  To determine the topic of a paragraph, ask yourself,  Who or what is this paragraph about.  Sometimes the answer will be obvious.  Authors often give clues to the topic.
  22. 22.  The topic…  Can be a single word, few words, phrase  Is not a sentence  Often repeated several times within a paragraph  May be seen in the title or heading  May appear in bold face or italic type
  23. 23.  In order to be a successful student, it is important that the student is organized. Being organized includes using a planner and/or a calendar. Next, a successful student needs to attend all classes and arrive at least 5 minutes early. Thirdly, a successful student must complete all homework assignments. Finally, a successful student must participate in class.  What is the topic of this paragraph?  Successful students
  24. 24.  Experts say that exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress, relax muscles, and promote a sense of well-being. Most people find that they have more energy when they exercise regularly. Make exercise a daily habit and top priority in your life. The topic of this sentence is a. reducing stress b. exercise c. prioritizing your life d. energy
  25. 25. Topics • Enchiladas • Mexican food • Tacos • Nachos • Burritos • Dogs • Cats • Fish • Pets • Turtles
  26. 26. Topics English  Geography  College courses  History  Math  Football  Baseball  Basketball  Soccer  Sports
  27. 27. Let’s Practice  Page 136 (214).
  28. 28. Annotation & Underlining -Drive Ch. 5
  29. 29. Annotation • What does “annotation” mean? • “A critical or explanatory note or body of notes added to a text.” • For the sake of this class, annotation is adding notes to a text; however, it also includes, highlighting, underlining, and using symbols. • Annotating is a useful tool for improving reading comprehension and for remembering the assigned text. • Keep it simple. You are trying to connect with the reading in some way. Use the tools that work best for you. • Make the reading personal. Try to find some way to connect with the material.
  30. 30. Annotation Step One: Circle unknown words. As you read, circle each word you come across that is unfamiliar. You may need to come back and reread the sentences before and after the word to get at the meaning of the word. Step Two: Def Mark definitions. Underline, highlight or circle sentences that provide you with a definition. It is useful to write "def" in the margin so you can locate the definition quickly. Step Three: X Mark sentences that provide examples by marking an "X" next to the sentence.
  31. 31. Annotation Step Four: ? Make notes to yourself in the margins. As you read, write any questions or comments that crop up in your mind in the margin next to the passage Step Four: Place a star next to important passages. This is extremely helpful when taking a test that requires you to read a passage, because the questions that follow the reading will most likely refer back to these points. Step Five: If you read something in the passage that relates to something else, draw arrows.
  32. 32. Homework for Thursday  Entryways Ch. 3: Chapter Check pp. 48- 49; Review exercises pp. 50-54  Entryways Ch. 4 Chapter Check pp. 93; Review exercises pp 94-98.  Vocabulary Assignment #2