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English 83 r week 4 day 1 r 1 021014

  1. 1. Day 1; February 10, 2014
  2. 2. • Please put Vocabulary assignments on the back table. • Review Context Clues/Subjects & Verbs • Quizzes: Context Clues; EE Ch. 1 Subjects & Verbs • Reading Strategy: Annotation
  3. 3. Writers and authors often include ____________ to help their readers understand the meaning of a new or difficult word. a. words and phrases b. ideas and definition c. funny jokes
  4. 4. • 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
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. As you read through a passage you must a. think as you read; you cannot be a passive reader b. only use context clues; there is no need for a dictionary c. take a lot of notes and you will be fine
  7. 7. • 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; definition, comparison
  8. 8. a. It gives a clue that is difficult to figure out. b. It gives a word that has the opposite meaning of the word in question. c. It is the same thing as a synonym.
  9. 9. a. A synonym context clue is a word that is similar or the same of the word in question. Or the definition is given. b. A synonym context clue is the same thing as an antonym context clue. c. Synonyms are not used as context clues.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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 context clue.
  12. 12. • Please take everything off your desk except for: • Your Vocabulary List #1. • When completed, please read the book thief quietly.
  13. 13. • 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.
  14. 14. • 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 material.
  15. 15. • 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.
  16. 16. • 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.
  17. 17. • 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
  18. 18. • 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.
  19. 19. • Step Six: Did you read something funny? Draw a happy face. • 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
  20. 20. • 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” website • Prepare for Literature Circle #2

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