Tag Archives: context clues/focus on one word

Superstition (n)

Finally, on this Tuesday morning, here is a context clues worksheet on the noun superstition, which seems like a word students ought to understand clearly–particularly, I think, in these times, as an antonym to reason or science. There is a lot of Counter-Enlightenment sentiment, basically superstition, floating around at the moment. It’s up to educators to keep alive the values of reasoned inquiry.

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Sullen (adj)

As sullenness can be a chronic condition among adolescents, perhaps this context clues worksheet on the adjective sullen might be of some use to you.

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.

Sordid (adj)

The day after the President of the United States admits he would gladly accept the interference of foreign agents in the elections in the United States seems as good a time as any to post this context clues worksheet on the adjective sordid.

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.

Senator (n)

It has been a productive Thursday morning here at Mark’s Text Terminal. Here’s a context clues worksheet on the noun senator as I am on my way out the door for the last of my three days of work for the 2018-2019 school year.

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.

Sashay (vi)

Like so many others of these on Mark’s Text Terminal, this context clues worksheet on the verb sashay originated as a word of the day from Merriam-Webster (right here in Springfield, Massachusetts!). This is hardly a word students in primary or secondary school need to know–though it might be a good way to illustrate the concept of onomatopoeia.

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.

Sanitation (n) and Sanitary (adj)

A couple of days ago I posted a context clues worksheet on the verb sanitize. I’d forgotten, or overlooked, the other two members of the family of words I’d worked into context clues worksheets: so here are two more on the noun sanitation and the adjective sanitary if you need them.

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.

Sanitize (vt)

I have recently posted, and will continue to post until they are gone, a series of readings and comprehension worksheets on health-related topics.

So this morning seems as good a time as any to publish this context clues worksheet on the verb sanitize. It is apparently only used transitively.

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.