• Please put Vocabulary assignments on the back table.
• Review Context Clues/Subjects & Verbs
• Quizzes: Context Clues; EE Ch. 1 Subjects & Verbs
• Reading Strategy: Annotation
Writers and authors often include ____________ to help
their readers understand the meaning of a new or difficult
a. words and phrases
b. ideas and definition
c. funny jokes
• As a reader you often need to act similar to a
_________________ and put together clues
from sentences surrounding an unknown word.
• A. doctor
• B. detective
• C. dancer
Using context clues will help you by
a. saving you time when reading
b. adding to your vocabulary
c. keep you from having to look up the word
in the dictionary
d. all of the above.
As you read through a passage you must
a. think as you read; you cannot be a passive
b. only use context clues; there is no need for a
c. take a lot of notes and you will be fine
• What are the four types of context clues?
a. example, comparison, definition, synonym
b. Synonym/definition, antonym/contrast; example,
general sense of the sentence
c. Synonym/definition, antonym/contrast;
a. It gives a clue that is difficult to
b. It gives a word that has the opposite
meaning of the word in question.
c. It is the same thing as a synonym.
a. A synonym context clue is a word
that is similar or the same of the
word in question. Or the definition is
b. A synonym context clue is the same
thing as an antonym context clue.
c. Synonyms are not used as context
a. give a general definition of the word.
b. are more difficult to understand;
therefore, you must read the
passage very carefully.
c. provide the topic of the sentence.
a. Is when in which you have to figure
out what the definition is.
b. Is when the author provides
examples of what the word means.
c. Is the same thing as a definition
• Please take everything off your desk except for:
• Your Vocabulary List #1.
• When completed, please read the book thief quietly.
• You may review your book for a few minutes with one of
your classmates, or alone.
• After you turn in your quiz, go to the www.ibelieve.com
• Website and pick out a story to read. Print it out, but do
not read it.
• Annotating is a useful tool for improving reading
comprehension and for remembering the assigned text.
You will be given an annotation guide, but let’s go over
the symbols first. You may also use highlighters (but
don’t overdo it!) or different colored pens, 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
• 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
• Step Three: X Mark sentences that provide examples by
marking an "X" next to the sentence.
• 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.
• Step Six: Did you read something funny? Draw a happy
• Step Seven: T Did you come across something that looks
like it might possibly be on a test? Put a big T next to it.
• Step Eight: Sum Did you read something that
summarizes the reading? Write Sum
• LAB CONTRACT IS DUE:
• Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the end of class.
• For Wednesday:
• Annotation Reading Strategy using an essay from “This I Believe”
• Prepare for Literature Circle #2