1. IWBAT align verbs with compound subjects.
2. IWBAT visualize the setting and characters in The Hunger Games.
3. IWBAT support my claims with evidence, in a small group discussion.
1. Do Now: Prepare for your quiz on subject/verb agreement with compound subjects!
- Finished Early? On this site, review the rules and try out Applications 11 / 12 / 13 to practice your subject/verb agreement (with compound subjects) skills.
2. Quiz 18 Retake: Socrative (room number: kba)
3. Homework Check: The Hunger Games Chapter 1
4. Context Clues:
- Context clues are words or phrases around an unknown word that can help a reader determine what an unknown word means. While the dictionary can be helpful, sometimes we don’t need the dictionary; we can figure it out all on our own.
- There are four types of context clues:
- definition clues: when a word’s or phrase’s meaning is explained immediately after the word or phrase is used
- We entered the living room and sat down on the davenport, or large sofa.
- davenport means large sofa
- I tried a piece of cake and thought it was bland, or tasteless.
- bland means tasteless
- synonym (restatement) clues: when a word or phrase can be replaced by a word or phrase that we already know
- In order to make the itching stop, I squeezed some of the liniment out of the bottle and rubbed it on the rash.
- liniment means ointment / liquid or lotion (as medicine)
- The heist was a failure for the burglars because they were caught as they tried to escape.
- heist means robbery / theft
- antonym (contrast) clues: when a word or phrase is later contrasted to something that is the opposite of what our unknown word means
- The youngest boy was very reticent, but his older brother was quite outgoing.
- reticent means shy
- I am very meticulous, but she is rather reckless.
- meticulous means careful and precise
- examples (inference) clues: when an unknown word’s or phrase’s meaning can be narrowed down based on other words or phrases in the sentences around the word
- The criminal was arrested and sent to the penitentiary for four years. While there, he could only leave his cell for a few minutes each day.
- penitentiary means prison
- That man’s calligraphy is quite horrible. I can barely read a word he writes; it looks like a child scribbled everywhere.
- calligraphy means decorative handwriting
6. Read Chapter 2: pp. 22-34 (0:35:02-0:59:12)
Homework: Context Clues