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Utility (n.)

I can’t remember now why I wrote this context clues worksheet on the noun utility. Over the years, I’ve come to dislike intensely the verb  183 more words

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Thrive (vi.)

Here’s a context clues worksheet on the intransitive verb thrive. I generally use this in the first couple of weeks of school to assist students in understanding my goals and aspirations for them. 40 more words

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Wealth (n.)

Because I work in a business-themed high school in the Financial District in Lower Manhattan, this context clues worksheet on the noun wealth was one of the first context clues worksheets I developed after lifting the idea for them from Kylene Beer’s book  49 more words

English Language Arts

Filial (adj.); Piety (n.)

Here’s a context clues worksheet on the adjective filial that I use when I teach the concept of filial piety in Confucian philosophy. Writing that sentence, I realized I needed to go back to my warehouse and bring out  48 more words

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Faux Pas (n.)

English, like most languages, is full of loan words. Few are as commonly used as faux pas. To help your students learn this word, here is  49 more words

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Placate (vt.)

You might find this context clues worksheet on the transitive verb placate. It’s another of those strong verbs students would do well to use in expository prose. 40 more words

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Obtain (vt.)

Here’s a context clues worksheet on the verb obtain as a transitive verb; transitively it means “to gain or attain usually by planned action or effort.” Reading these clues, students will probably say this means “to get,” which is of course quite close. 126 more words

English Language Arts