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  1. Chapter 2: Expanding Your Vocabulary READING 100-700 January 30, 2012

  2. Thought for the night . . . Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. ~~ Ann Landers

  3. Tonight • You should be studying vocab words on pgs. 129 & 138 (quiz on Wed, Feb. 1). • Login.Cengagebrain.com has words with definitions under Additional Resources--“Student Companion Site.” • Review last week’s material • Discuss “Career Health App” (pgs. 130-138). • “Pre-Reading of the Selection” (pgs130-131) • Begin Music investigation

  4. Context Clues • Context cluesare hints about the meaning of a word that are located in the surrounding words or sentences.

  5. Four Types of Context Clues E xample A ntonym Memorize! S ynonym our Logic Y

  6. Punctuation Cues • A colon (:) can introduce a series of examples. • For synonyms: • A dash ( ̶ ) or a pair of dashes may act as equal signs. • Parentheses may enclose definitions.

  7. Connotation and Denotation • Denotation is the definition of a word. Denotation is emotionally neutral. • Connotation is the feeling associated with the word.

  8. The words are in bold type Ways to Locate Important Words in Textbooks • The textbook defines them and gives examples 1 • The words appear in the glossary 2 • The words are labels on diagrams 3 4

  9. Discussion • Discuss “Career Health App” (pgs. 130-138) • Take 5 minutes to review. • Make sure to include “Pre-Reading of the Selection” (pgs 130-131)

  10. The Motown Story • Background • Time frame • Who is Berry Gordy? • How did he start in music? Motown? Where? • What was he trying to create? • Hitsville, USA • Style • Crossover music • Away from the idea of “Race Music,” to “Music For All People” with no racial boundaries • Partnerships • Smokey Robinson • Holland, Dozier & Holland • Talent scounting • Funk Brothers • Barney Ales, Marketing • How does this parallel music companies/production today?

  11. For Wed., Feb. 1 • Quiz on this week’s vocabulary words • Meet in lab room 346A; make sure to bring your Aplia log-in info • Start thinking about song that you would like to analyze for your “Song Lyrics” project