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  1. Welcome to Reading Class!January 5, 2012Objective: Students will construct meaning from context clues and theme.

  2. What do you know about theme?Circle Map

  3. We’ll focus on theme more later, but for now you need to know that a theme is a big message in a text.

  4. What could be some possible themes of Little Red Riding Hood?

  5. What could be some themes in The Outsiders so far?

  6. Now, let’s switch gears…

  7. Context Clues--What do you know about context clues?--Circle Map

  8. Use context clues to figure out what doodliscoop means. Marla looked doodliscoop at George. Her brow was knit into a solid frown. Her shoulders shook in fury. She had never been more displeased.

  9. Context clues

  10. Please select a Team. • Clarinets • Trombones • Flutes • Drums • Trumpets • Tubas • Saxophones

  11. It is better to take responsibility for your actions than to always censure someone else. • Like • Hurt • Hold harmless • Blame

  12. He was stymied by the horribly difficult math problem. • encouraged • held back • supported • clearly

  13. On her wedding day, Mary looked like a pulchritudinous movie star walking down the red carpet. • ugly • beautiful • plain • unattractive

  14. Just as Paul's project disintegrated in the rain, so did Patrick's fall apart because of the weather. • changed • fell apart • blossomed • used

  15. The girls languidly put on their jackets as if they had no energy at all. • actively • energetically • quickly • slowly

  16. After moving from the city, it was difficult for Carlos to adjust to living in a rural community. He had a hard time understanding the local jargon. To him, everyone was speaking a foreign language. • slang • familiar words • clear thinking • clear speech

  17. A noxious smell filled the building. The unpleasant odor made many people feel sick. • fragrant • disgusting • pleasant • flowery

  18. Since none of us brought an umbrella, we stood under the marquee outside the hotel until the rain stopped. • tree • roof • awning • door

  19. Although the cabinet was ligneous, it wasn't made with real wood. • wood-like • brown • empty • native

  20. When Mother became ill and needed help, Grandma's visit turned out to be fortuitous. • unhelpful • well-timed • Long • badly-timed

  21. Team Scores

  22. Team MVP