Tag Archives: context clues/focus on one word

Zealot (n)

Here, on a relatively warm Monday morning, is a context clues worksheet on the noun zealot. I wrote this, if memory serves, to attend a lesson on Maximilien Robespierre.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Ruthless (adj)

Yesterday’s rain gave way to a bright, crisp and windy Wednesday morning here in Manhattan. I wish I weren’t in a windowless building at this hour.

Here is a context clues worksheet on the adjective ruthless. It’s a timely word, I think.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Squalor (n), Squalid (adj)

It’s Regents testing week here in New York City, so I am on a “C” schedule; I’m not required at work until almost noon. If I could work a schedule like this all the time, I would be a perpetually happy camper.

Here are two context clues worksheets on the noun squalor and the adjective squalid.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Amicable (adj)

I’m enjoying one of those rare mornings where nothing is pressing, so I have some time to dub around, and organize materials. I’m always surprised by what I find–one of the joys, I guess, of being a packrat. Anyway, there is a context clues worksheet on the adjective amicable. I can’t remember now why I wrote this, but I suspect it was to accompany a unit on a novel, probably either Lord of the Flies or The Catcher in the Rye.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Evoke (vt), Evocative (adj)

Here, for a Wednesday morning, are two context clues worksheets on the verb evoke and the adjective evocative.

If you find typos in these documents, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Shirk (vt/vi)

Here is a a short context clues worksheet on the verb shirk. It’s used both transitively and intransitively by teachers who are frustrated with students who refuse to engage in their schoolwork.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.

Hinder (vt/vi)

On this Wednesday morning, you might find useful this context clues worksheet on the verb hinder, which can be used both transitively and intransitively. It is, I think, a word high school students ought to know.

If you find typos in this document, I would appreciate a notification. And, as always, if you find this material useful in your practice, I would be grateful to hear what you think of it. I seek your peer review.