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 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 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 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. For example, take the verb “cram”: 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 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. These are some things to look for when using context clues: 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?