Tag Archives: context clues/focus on one word

Currency (n)

Because I work in an economics-and-finance-themed high school, I found it necessary to write this context clues worksheet on the noun currency. Perhaps it will have some utility in your classroom.

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.

Cusp (n)

Here is a context clues worksheet on the noun cusp that might be of use in you classroom. It’s a solid abstract noun that has a foot in the concrete world, which may make it suitable for teaching the difference between concrete and abstract nouns.

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.

Covenant (n)

Here is a context clues worksheet on the noun covenant, for which I can think of a variety of uses.

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.

Deteriorate (vt/vi)

It seems to me that this context clues worksheet for the verb deteriorate, which is used both transitively and intransitively, would be of some use in just about any classroom, contingent on the students it contains.

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.

Cosmology (n)

Here, to accompany the quote below it, is a context clues worksheet on the noun cosmology.

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.

Diffusion (n)

You might find this context clues worksheet on the noun diffusion useful, particularly if you teach science.

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, August 3, 2018

Today is August 3. Today is Independence Day in Niger. Today is the birthday of legendary journalist Ernie Pyle. Today is also the birthday of John T. Scopes, whose teaching of evolution in Tennessee violated that state’s Butler Act, which led to the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial. (And even though it is a based on the play of the same name, and therefore a drama, Inherit the Wind gives a decent account of the events of the trial and is in any case a great movie.)

This week’s Text is a complete lesson plan on the Latin word root ver–it means true. This do-now exercise on the noun integrity serves well to open the lesson and hint at the meaning of the word root. Finally, this word root worksheet is the mainstay of the lesson.

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.