Tag Archives: context clues/focus on one word

Omen (n)

Over the years, I’ve found that I can take little for granted in terms of the prior knowledge that my students possess, a fact that moved me to write this context clues worksheet on the noun omen.

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.

Qualm (n)

It is a gorgeous day in Manhattan, so this context clues worksheet on the noun qualm in no way reflects my state of mind. As soon as I can get out of this grim, windowless building (about which I do have a serious qualm or two), I’m going for a walk through Hudson River Park.

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.

Spurn (v)

You might be able to use, if you think your students should know this word (I think mine should, which is why I wrote it) this context clues worksheet on the verb spurn.

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, June 15, 2018

Today is Eid-al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan for 2018. I bid my Muslim friends, neighbors, and students a happy holiday.

This week’s Text is a quick one, after a week of testing. Here are two context clues worksheets on the nouns prologue and epilogue.

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.

Criterion (n) & Criteria (n)

Here is a context clues worksheet that focuses on two words, to wit, the nouns criterion (singular) and criteria (plural). I developed this earlier this year for a unit on argumentation I started. I have another one on datum and data that I’ll pass along shortly.

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.

Bawdy (adj)

Today is June 13, 2018. In 1966, on this day, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Miranda v. Arizona case. In 1903 on this day, the the legendary Red Grange was born.

If you happen to teach The Canterbury Tales in your high school classroom, you might find this context clues worksheet on the adjective bawdy useful.

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.

Sedentary (adj)

It’s July 12, 2018, and today classes ended in high schools here in New York City (but we have two more weeks of high-stakes Regents tests, which I loathe). Today is the anniversary of the founding of Baseball Hall of Fame, located in upstate in the beautiful town of Cooperstown, New York. Also, today is Philippines Independence Day.

Here is a context clues worksheet on the adjective sedentary. It’s how I plan to be for a couple days when the school year is over on June 26.

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.