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Vocabulary Lesson 2 Q2 Context Clues. Standards ELACC8RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including connotative.

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1 Vocabulary Lesson 2 Q2 Context Clues

2 Standards ELACC8RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including connotative meanings ELACC8L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

3 Task Each of the follow sentences or sentence groups contains a word from this unit’s vocabulary list. Look at the way each word is used and use the context to determine the word’s meaning and part of speech. Later, we will confirm or add to the definition.

4 Unblemished (adj.) The floors in the new school building were unblemished and shining, but soon they were marred with scratches and dirt. For 5 years, the school’s state championship record remained completely unblemished; they brought home the trophy each year. Blemished; blemish; blemishes

5 Negligent (adj.) The dog’s negligent owners left him outside without food for nearly a week; it’s no wonder the authorities took him away. Do not be negligent about your homework, or you will fall behind in school. Negligence; Negligently

6 Pathogen (n.) Yellow Fever, a deadly pathogen, spread throughout Philadelphia in Washing your hands frequently prevents the spread of harmful pathogens. Pathogens; Pathogenic

7 Meticulous (adj.) Doctors must be extremely meticulous in their hand washing in order to protect the health of their patients. Jennifer is meticulous in her school work; everything must be exactly perfect in order for her to be satisfied with it. Meticulously; Meticulousness

8 Eschew (v.) Sam is only interested in writing music; he tries to eschew anything that does not involve it in some way, shape or form. Amanda will often eschew crowded dances and events because she would prefer to hang out with just her real friends. Eschews; eschewing; eschewed

9 Standards ELACC8RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including connotative meanings ELACC8L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase


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