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Presentation on theme: "APRIL VC SESSION CRITICAL READING AND DECODING VOCABULARY!"— Presentation transcript:



3 UBMS Critical Reading & Writing Tips Assistance with Standardized tests SAT/STAAR Reading and Writing Assessments Learning to Read : I. SCAN - scan to get an overview of the passage. Pay attention to title, bolded text, read any review questions. II. READ – consider each sections heading & context of the passage. III. REVIEW – consider the main points of each section.

4 Test Your Reading Skill s Practice makes perfect with reading comprehension. You have been given a reading exercise to practice the tips given. Use the Know How to Read a Text book worksheet to practice. Using the listed website; test your reading skills with the ACT & SAT practice quiz #3 and get immediate feed back. GOOD LUCK!! /

5 Word Power – Let the games begin! How do you decode vocabulary words?  Know your Prefixes  Know your Root-Words  Know your Suffixes 1. A Pre what??? A Prefix comes at the beginning of a root word and changes/adds to the meaning. Ex. e – is a new prefix meaning electronics added to the root word, book = e-book or electronic book!! 2. In most of our languages our root words have Latin or Greek meanings. Ex. astro/astre : (Latin) meaning stars, star, out of space; astronaut – a person who travels to outer space. 3. A Suffix can change or add to the meaning of a root word and they show how a word will be used in a sentence; what part of speech (e.g. noun, verb, adjective) the word belongs to. Source ( See The Following Charts for examples:

6 Root, Prefix or SuffixMeaningExamples a, ac, ad, af, ag, al, an, ap, as, at to, toward, near, in addition to, by aside, accompany, adjust, aggression, allocate, annihilate, affix, associate, attend, adverb a-, an-not, without apolitical, atheist, anarchy, anonymous, apathy, aphasia, anemia ab, absaway from, offabsolve, abrupt, absent -able, -ibleAdjective: worth, abilitysolvable, incredible acer, acid, acribitter, sour, sharp acerbic, acidity, acrid, acrimony act, agdo, act, drive active, react, agent, active, agitate acusharp acute, acupuncture, accurate -acy, -cyNoun: state or quality privacy, infancy, adequacy, intimacy, supremacy -adeact, product, sweet drinkblockade, lemonade aer, aeroair, atmosphere, aviationaerial, aerosol, aerodrome ag, agi, ig, actdo, move, go agent, agenda, agitate, navigate, ambiguous, action -age Noun: activity, or result of action courage, suffrage, shrinkage, tonnage

7 SuffixExample edwalk + ed = walkednesshappy + ness = happiness ingsay + ing = sayingalaccident + al = accidental ertall + er = talleraryimagine + ary = imaginary tioneducate + tion = education ableaccept + able = acceptable siondivide + sion = divisionlylove + ly = lovely cianmusic + cian = musicianmentexcite + ment = excitement fullyhope + fully = hopefullyfulhelp + ful + helpful estlarge + est = largestyease + y = easy Knowledge of a Suffix Examples of how they change the word meaning:

8 How You Will Use Vocabulary Skills ??  You will be expected to use these skills on standardized tests as well as assessments in all college courses.  Word memorization is not enough! You will be expected to define, spell and pronounce unfamiliar vocabulary.  Knowing how to decode words will assist you in understanding the context of sentences and text. I have included the worksheet with Quiz 2 & 3 for you to complete. Notice the underlined words that will assist in your selection.


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