Vocabulary Lesson 1 Q2. Context Clues. Standards. ELACC8RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including connotative meanings
ELACC8RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including connotative meanings
ELACC8L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
He was eating an apple, and giving a long, melodious whoop, at intervals, followed by a deep-toned ding-dong-dong, ding-dong-dong, for he was personating a steamboat.
--Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
Melodious birds filled the morning air with song.
The sun rose upon atranquilworld, and beamed down upon the peaceful village.
--Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer
Squeaky finds a true sense of tranquility in her daily runs.
Books constantly enthrall Walter; in fact, he often reads in school when he is supposed to be working on math or science.
Johnny becomes enthralled with the idea of playing with his kidnappers.
But, for many minutes, the heart beat on with a muffled sound. This, however, did not vex me; it would not be heard through the wall.
I found the eye always closed; and so it was impossible to do the work; for it was not the old man who vexed me, but his Evil Eye.
--Edgar Allen Poe, The Tell Tale Heart
Because Walter constantly gets into fights, soon he establishes a reputation. Teachers view him as a belligerent child who is difficult to work with.
Johnny’s belligerence soon make his kidnappers wish they could just return him to his parents.