Welcome to Reading Class!January 5, 2012Objective: Students will construct meaning from context clues and theme.
We’ll focus on theme more later, but for now you need to know that a theme is a big message in a text.
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.
Please select a Team. • Clarinets • Trombones • Flutes • Drums • Trumpets • Tubas • Saxophones
It is better to take responsibility for your actions than to always censure someone else. • Like • Hurt • Hold harmless • Blame
He was stymied by the horribly difficult math problem. • encouraged • held back • supported • clearly
On her wedding day, Mary looked like a pulchritudinous movie star walking down the red carpet. • ugly • beautiful • plain • unattractive
Just as Paul's project disintegrated in the rain, so did Patrick's fall apart because of the weather. • changed • fell apart • blossomed • used
The girls languidly put on their jackets as if they had no energy at all. • actively • energetically • quickly • slowly
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
A noxious smell filled the building. The unpleasant odor made many people feel sick. • fragrant • disgusting • pleasant • flowery
Since none of us brought an umbrella, we stood under the marquee outside the hotel until the rain stopped. • tree • roof • awning • door
Although the cabinet was ligneous, it wasn't made with real wood. • wood-like • brown • empty • native
When Mother became ill and needed help, Grandma's visit turned out to be fortuitous. • unhelpful • well-timed • Long • badly-timed