SI-Vocab PPT

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STUDY ISLAND
Intro & Vocab Work
WHAT &WHEN - APPL
-Complete 2-3 concepts with each bi-weekly unit.
Today 9/11: Vocab A - Syn/Ant & Mult. Meaning Words
Tuesday 9/18: Vocab B - Context Clues & Finish last week’s unit
-If you don’t finish, you have until the following week on
your own unless otherwise explained.
-Earn a 70% on at least 10 questions for each concept to
earn full credit.
Grading:
0= Did not complete
3-5 = tried but not
proficient
8 = Proficient for 10+
questions
WHAT &WHEN - CP
- Complete 3 concepts with each unit.
Tuesday 9/18: Vocab B - Synonyms/Antonyms., Multiple Meaning Words, & Context Clues
- If you don’t finish, you have until the following week on your own
unless otherwise explained. (Sunday, 9/30@ midnight)
- Earn a 70% on at least 10 questions for each concept.
- BONUS: 1 extra section will be available for extra credit
Grading:
0= Did not complete
3-5 = tried but not
proficient
8 = Proficient for 10+
questions
VOCAB UNIT
STUDY ISLAND SKILLS
9/11: (A) Synonyms/Antonyms & Multiple-Meaning Words
9/18: (B) Context Clues & Make-Up
(A) SYNONYMS/ANTONYMS
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Synonyms are words that have nearly the same meaning. Remember, textbooks can use
synonyms to clarify terms or ideas discussed. You can use synonyms to determine the
meanings of unfamiliar words. For example:
Word: lavish
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Synonym: extravagant, abundant
Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. Remember, antonyms can help
readers understand the meanings of words by showing opposites. Look for a sentence
structure that shows contrast with key words like however, but, and though show, all of
which show that opposite ideas may be introduced. For example:
Word: Admire
Antonym: despise
(B) MULTIPLE-MEANING WORDS
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Multiple-meaning words are words that have various meanings. You have to
use context clues to figure out which definition of the word is being used in the
given sentence.
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For example, take the verb “cram”:
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Definition 1 (to pack tight): Erin crammed her suitcase full of clothes for her trip.
Definition 2 (to eat quickly): Jacob was in a hurry, so he crammed his sandwich.
Definition 3 (to prepare hastily for an exam): The night before the test, Jonah and
Ivan crammed for the test.
Definition 4 (to force something in a small space): Ava crammed tissue paper into
her nose when she had a bloody nose.
(*SEE OUR ADDITIONAL CLASS NOTES FOR EXTRA HELP)
(C ) CONTEXT CLUES
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Context clues are the words around the unknown word and/or information
that makes up the rest of the paragraph that can be connected to that same
word/concept.
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These are some things to look for when using context clues:
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Punctuation marks – Example: Terrance objected to being labeled a miscreant—he
was a straight-A student and volunteered at a retirement home on the weekends.
Key words (such as "or" and "that is”) – Example: There was a misappropriation of
funds, that is, the school treasurer bought lunch for all of the senior class instead of
using the money for lab books.
Make sure to read the entire passage!
(C ) CONTEXT CLUES CONTINUED…
TYPES OF QUESTIONS/FORMAT OF QUESTIONS
1. Based on the passage, the word “---“ most nearly means…
2. In paragraph #, the author’s description of the character as “---“ means
that he was…
3. Which of the following words could be substituted for the word “---“ in
line # without substantially changing the meaning of the sentence?
4. In the context of paragraph #, what does the word “---“ suggest about
the conflict?

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