Unit 1, Lesson 1 - Issaquah Connect

Unit 1, Lesson 1
Blue Team
Critical Reading: Sentence Completion
• 19 Multiple Choice Questions
• Vocabulary in Context
• Logic Based
• Answer Questions #1 and #2 on page 96
• Read pages 89-91: “Overview,” “A Closer Look at
Sentence Completions,” and “Basic Steps for
Solving Sentence Completions”
Strategy: Vocabulary Hit Parade
• Some words have shown up repeatedly on the
• Princeton Review’s Hit Parade
• Flash Cards
• Image Approach
• Mnemonics
• Reading
1. advocate (verb)
•support or urge by argument,
especially publicly
•synonyms: promote, back,
2. provoke (verb)
•to anger; to stir up (feelings,
desires, activities)
•synonyms: incite, foment
3. contempt (noun)
•a feeling of disdain for
anything considered mean or
•synonyms: disregard, scorn
4. digress (verb)
•to wander away from the main
•synonyms: depart, drift,
5. tenacity (noun)
•persistence, strong character,
•synonyms: determination, grit
6. pragmatic (adjective)
•practical, sensible, logical
•synonyms: realistic, efficient
7. disparage (verb)
•to speak negatively of; to
•synonyms: dismiss, ridicule
8. aesthetic (adjective)
•having to do with the
appreciation of beauty
•synonyms: artistic, creative
Writing: Identifying Sentence Errors
• 18 Multiple Choice questions asking you to
identify errors in grammar, usage, word choice
and idioms.
• Answer questions #1 and #2 on page 143.
• Read pages 138-139: “The Format of Identifying
Sentence Errors Questions” and “Strategies for
Answering Identifying Sentence Errors
Strategy: Understand Common Mistakes
• Complete Usage Common Mistakes # 1-4 in
Kaplan Packet
Subject-Verb Agreement When Subject Follows Verb
Subject-Verb Agreement When Subject and Verb are Separated
Subject-Verb Agreement When the Subject Seems Plural
Confusion of Simple Past and Past Participle
• Practice by answering #5 on page 143 and #8 on
page 147
• Additional practice: pages 176-187