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On Top of the World. Open Court Reading 2002 6 th Grade Unit 1, Lesson 3 Ms. Siriwardene Leland Street School. On Top of the World Vocabulary. ascent. averted. expedition. insulation. summit. ascent. Linked by a nylon rope, they began their final ascent .

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on top of the world

On Top of the World

Open Court Reading 2002

6th Grade

Unit 1, Lesson 3

Ms. Siriwardene

Leland Street School

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On Top of the World

Vocabulary

ascent

averted

expedition

insulation

summit

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ascent

Linked by a nylon rope, they began their final ascent.

The mountain biker shifted gears as he began his ascent to the top of the hill.

What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word?

context clues

Ascent: a climb

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averted

But with one danger averted, they found themselves staring at an even greater barrier. A giant rock, forty feet high, blocked the ridge.

We bought an umbrella and averted getting drenched in the rainstorm.

What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word?

context clues

Averted: prevented something from happening

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expedition

For this reason Colonel John Hunt, head of the 1953 British attempt, had asked Tenzing to be his guide and sirdar , or leader of the Sherpas hired to assist the expedition.

The captain sent the crew members on a small expedition to explore the island.

What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word?

Context Clues

Expedition: a group journey with a clear purpose

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insulation

Each boot had an inner waterproof lining and inch-thick insulation, and weighed over two pounds.

The insulation in the walls helps keep our house warm during the winter.

What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word?

context clues

Insulation: material used to keep heat from escaping

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summit

It had taken eight months, an army of men, and three tons of supplies to get them to where they now stood 1,100 feet from the summit.

From the summit of the great mountain, we could see far into the distance.

What skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of this word?

Context clues

Summit: the top

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