JEOPARDY!
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Acquisition of Vocabulary
Madalyn Vedaa and Alex Tubbs
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JEOPARDY!
Context
Clues
Analogies,
Metaphors
and Similes
Connotation
and
Denotation
Symbols,
acronyms,
word
origins
Prefix,
suffix and
root words
Enhancing
vocabulary
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What are context clues?
Context clues are other words or phrases to help
with the understanding of unknown words.
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Use Context clues to determine the
meaning of the bolded word: He
scurrilously hit the girl so hard, it
knocked her unconscious.
A) Kindly
B) Abusively
C) Flimsy
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Determine the meaning of the
bolded word; The rabblerouser
tormented all the people at the
convention.
A) Madalyn
B) Baker
C) Agitator
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Use Context clues to
determine the meaning of
the bolded word: He had a
lot of pelf and he spent it on
others
A) Time
B) Tic Tacs
C) Money
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Use Context clues to determine
the meaning of the bolded word:
He spent the whole day repined
and was not nice to the people
around him.
A) Coiled
B) Discontent
C) Happy
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What is an analogy?
An analogy is a comparison of certain similarities
between two things.
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Complete the analogy:
Bird
Baby: Adult :: Fledgling : _____
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Define Simile
A simile is a figure of speech consisting
of a comparison using like or as.
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Define Metaphor
A figure of speech consisting of a
comparison without using like or as.
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Is this a Simile or a
Metaphor?
I am as cold as the arctic
Simile
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Define denotation
Denotation is the literal definition of a word
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Define Connotation
Connotation are the feelings/ emotions that a word
provokes
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Is the connotation negative,
positive, or neutral?
The streets where cold and
dark, I didn’t want to have to
drive on them.
Negative
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Is the connotation positive,
negative, or neutral?
I finally get to go on my trip
to Mexico! But I am going to
miss my friends…
Neutral
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Is the connotation positive,
negative, or neutral?
Me and my friends are going
on a shopping spree!!!
Positive
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How do you use word
origins?
You use word origins to help determine the meaning of
unfamiliar words
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Define acronym
Acronyms are abbreviations that are
formed using the initial components in a
word or phrase.
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What is the study of
word origins called?
Etymology
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What does SCUBA
stand for?
Self Contained Underwater Breathing
Apparatus
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What does NASA stand for?
National Association of Space
Astronauts
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What is a prefix?
A prefix is a part of a word
added to the beginning of a
root to change the meaning of
the word
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What is a suffix?
A suffix is a part of a word added
to the end of a root to change the
meaning of the word
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What are root
words?
Root words are the base part of a word
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Does this word have a prefix
or a suffix?
Discontent
Prefix
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Does this word have a prefix
or a suffix?
Continued
Suffix
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If I wanted to know the
meaning of pelf, where
would I look?
In a dictionary
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If I wanted to find the
antonym of happy, where
would
I look?
In a thesaurus
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What is a glossary?
A glossary is a reference in the
back of a book that gives the
meaning of important words
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What are the numbers
above unknown words
called?
They are called footnotes
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How are references such an
important part in daily
school life?
You use dictionaries to determine the
meanings of unknown words, you use
thesauruses to enhance your vocabulary in
writing, you use technology to help you to
understand words, you use atlases as a
quick reference to find places in the world,
and you use almanacs to find information
about a certain year.
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