Tag Archives: context clues/focus on one word

Tomfoolery (n)

If memory serves, I wrote this context clues worksheet on the noun tomfoolery just to see if I could. Like the Cultural Literacy worksheet two posts below, I rather doubt you’ll have much call for this one.

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.

The Weekly Text, April 12, 2019

In this school district, spring break begins today. Not a moment too soon for me, I confess. Here are three context clues worksheets on the verb venerate (it’s transitive), the adjective venerable, and the noun veneration. These three in combination assist students, in my experience, see the way that the parts of speech work in English morphology and vice versa.

If you are on break this week, I bid you a restful vacation.

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.

Technique (n)

Because it’s a common enough word in English, this context clues worksheet on the noun technique is easily justified for classroom use (that and the fact that it should only take a few minutes to complete).

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.

Tangent (n) and Tangential (adj)

If you can use them, here are two context clues worksheets on the noun tangent and its corresponding adjective, tangential.

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.

Verdict (n)

Here is a context clues worksheet on the noun verdict.

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.

Triskaidekaphobia (n)

When I was a kid, I loved weird, big words, because they allowed me the pleasure of pedantry. So this context clues worksheet on the noun triskaidekaphobia would have been right up my alley. It means “fear or avoidance of the number thirteen.”

If nothing else, this might be a fun way to introduce the concept of phobias.

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.

Vox Populi (noun phrase)

While I doubt you have much call for it, here, nonetheless, is a context clues worksheet on the Latinism vox populi. It’s a noun phrase meaning, just as it sounds, “voice of the people.”

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.