Touching Spirit Bear April 28 Context Clues Monday, April 28, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals _______ means pretended. _______ means to move in a To use context clues to slow relaxed manner. _______ means cut off from site. _______ means to flinch. _______ means to show irritation. ______ means to swell or surge. _______ means to become quite or less active. determine the meaning of a word. To apply vocabulary words from Chapters 1-4 Context Clues – What Are They? Context clues are bits of information from the text that, when combined with prior knowledge, allow you to decide the meaning of unknown words in the story or article you are reading. As a reader you must act similar to a detective and put together clues from sentences surrounding an unknown word in order to make an intelligent “guess” as to what the definition of a word is. Context Clues – How Do They Help You Read New Words? Textbook writers and authors include words or phrases to help their readers understand the meaning of a new or difficult word. These words or phrases are built into the sentences around the new or difficult word. By becoming more aware of the words around a difficult word, readers can make logical guesses about the meanings of many words. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgaSmJKR9HM - Click to play watch. Types of Context Clues Authors use many different types of context clues when writing texts. Three of these types are: Direct definition context clues Synonym context clues Antonym context clues Direct definition context clues are words that say, “Stop - don’t touch that dictionary. The definition of the word you don’t know is right here in the text!" EXAMPLES: There are many theories, or ideas, about what made the Ice Ages happen. In this sentence the word “ideas” tells us that theories are different thoughts people have about something. After a time, glaciers, or slowly moving rivers of ice, formed over many parts of the Earth. In this sentence the words “slowly moving rivers of ice” tell us what glaciers are. Synonym context clues are words around a difficult word that mean the same or nearly the same as the word. EXAMPLES: After seeing the picture of the starving children, we felt compassion or pity for their suffering. In this sentence the word “pity” tells us that compassion means to have understanding for. Mary admonished her students and they knew they were in hot water for their actions. In this sentence the words “in hot water” tell us that admonished means cautioned or scolded. Antonym context clues are words around a difficult word that mean the opposite or nearly the opposite as the word. EXAMPLE: Joe was reluctant to take the job of captain of the team. He was afraid that the time it would take would hurt his grades. On the other hand, Billy was eager for the chance to be the team captain. In this sentence the words “on the other hand” and “eager” tell us that Billy feels the opposite of Joe, therefore, reluctant means uncertain or cautious. Independent Practice Find the context clues for the following words in Touching Spirit Bear. Obligations page 38 Subside page 31 Frigid page 32 Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Find a context clue for the word tentative. He drew in a deep breath, but again pain stabbed at his chest, warning him. He returned to shallow tentative breaths, drawing air past his lips as if he were sipping from a straw. To read and comprehend Chapters 24-25 of Touching Spirit Bear. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Find a context clue for the word lurking. Not movement, only a lurking presence. Grimacing, he searched the trees and shore. To read and comprehend Chapters 26-28 Thursday, May 1, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Find a context clue for the word mangled. The gulls had mangled the fish, but big pink chunks of fresh meat still clung to the skeleton. To analyze Chapters 24-28 by answer questions on junoed.com. Word of the Week Test tomorrow. Friday, May 2, 2014 Practice Prior Skills ________ means flexible or agreeable. ________ means lacking enthusiasm. _________ means to do what is proper. __________ means to do what is wise. __________ means lacking enthusiasm. Learning Goals To assess knowledge and understanding of the Words of the Week. Saturday, May 3, 2014 Cyber Day Assignment Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Label all parts of the Define and apply following sentence: Cole asked with a wry smile, as he sharpened a sapling for a hot-dog stick. vocabulary from Chapters 5-8 from Touching Spirit Bear. Vocabulary list and assignment is on mrscaple.com - literature section. Monday May 5, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals From Chapters 5-8, define To review Cyber Day the following: lurking tentative mangled brazenly conceding assignment. To analyze Chapters 24-28 by reviewing answers to junoed.com Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals What figures of speech are Apply vocabulary from illustrated in the following sentence. Rain fell in torrents, and thunder rumbled across the sky like empty barrels rolling toward the horizon. Chapters 9-13 Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals From Chapters 9-13, Apply vocabulary from define the following: haphazard stuporous sauntered looming pummeled Chapters 14-28 Thursday, May 8, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Diagram the following Analyze figures of speech sentence: In order the assignment be completed on time, the student worked on it all night. in Chapters 9-28 Friday, May 9, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Which figure of speech is Introduce Figures of illustrated in the following sentence? If we don’t eat soon, I am going to die. Speech Presentations. Monday, May 12, 2014 – Choir Concert Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Define the following from To apply figures of speech 14-28. relinquish sprawlingly mesmerize ingenuity monotonous to presentations. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Diagram the following To apply figures of speech sentence. The cookies tasted so good because we made them from scratch. to presentations. Wednesday, May 14 2014 Practice Prior Skills Where is the island located in Touching Spirit Bear. Where is Cole from? How old was Cole? Was Cole beating up Peter his first run-in with the law? What was the goal of the Circle Justice? Did goal feel bad while he watched the shelter burn to the ground? Learning Goals To demonstrate proper understanding of figures of speech with presentations. Thursday, May 15, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goal What is an at.oow? To review understanding of Who gave one to Cole? What was passed around the circle and signed it was time to speak? What were the conditions of Coles second return to the island? literary elements of Touching Spirit Bear for exam tomorrow, Friday, May 16, 2014. Friday, May 16, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals What means to lack To Assess understanding of enthusiasm? What means to be attentive or concerned? What means cheerful eagerness? What means to be excluded? literary elements in Touching Spirit Bear. Monday, May 19, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Review Touching Spirit Bear To compare and contrast Exam Touching Spirit Bear to the movie. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Write an example of the To compare and contrast following figures of speech. simile metaphor Touching Spirit Bear to the movie. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Practice Prior Skills Learning Goals Write an example of the To compare and contrast following figures of speech. hyperbole personification Touching Spirit Bear to the movie. Thursday, May 22, 2014 Review Literary Terms and units for final exam Friday, May 23, 2014 Review Writing and grammar skills for final exam.