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L4 determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and

How can I determine meaning of unknown words? What are strategies to determine meaning of unknown words? What is the purpose of reference materials (dictionary, thesaurus, glossary, almanac, encyclopedia)?

L4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and

phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a

range of strategies


L4 determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and

a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a

word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word

or phrase.

The spy succeeded only because he had a friend on the

inside to abet him.

Joseph always dropped the names of the famous people his father knew as a way to aggrandize his personal stature.

Such lodging houses have caused more destitution, more beggary and crime than any other agency I know of.

While eating dinner with the adults, the diffident youth did not speak for fear of seeming presumptuous


L4 determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and

a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a

word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word

or phrase.

The spy SUCCEEDEDonly because he had a FRIENDon the

INSIDE to abet him.

Abet = Help

Joseph always dropped the names of the FAMOUS people his father knew as a way to aggrandize his personal STATURE.

Aggrandize = make larger

Such lodging houses have caused more destitution, more BEGGARY and CRIME than any other agency I know of.

Destitution = poverty

While eating dinner with the ADULTS, the diffident YOUTH did not speak for FEAR of seeming PRESUMPTUOUS.

Diffident = shy, respectful


L4 determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and

b. Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different

meanings or parts of speech (e.g., conceive, conception, conceivable).

Morphemes – Prefixes, Roots, Suffixes


L4 determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and

Which of these words has a suffix that means capable of?

Unaccountable

Natural

Conversation

Discontented

How does a prefix change the meaning of a word in the following sentence – It was like some horrible crime committed in a dungeon, all unseen and unheeded, buried out of sight and of memory.

–y changes memorize to a noun

-ible changes horror to an adjective

-un reverses heeded

Com- reverses mit

Which word is an English cognate of French souffrance and Italian sofferenza?

Somehow

Suffering

Sense

Self-confidence


L4 determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and

How does the suffix in the word trustingly affect its meaning?

It becomes a verb describing how a trusting person acts.

It becomes a noun to describe a person who has trust.

It becomes an adjective to describe a person who trusts.

It becomes an adverb describing someone acting with trust.

What is the root word of monstrous?

Mon

Monster

Monst-

Ous

What prefix could be added to believe to reverse its meaning?

bi-

Semi-

Dis-

Sub-

What is the root word of questionable?

Quest

-tion

-able

question


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