Building Vocabulary, Annotating, Paraphrasing, and
In each of the following exercises, you are given a passage of text
and then a set of multiple-choice questions that are intended to build
your understanding of role vocabulary plays in reading comprehension.
Correct answers are available and you can e-mail the exercise and
your responses to yourself.
Context Clues Exercise 1
Context Clues Exercise 2
Context Clues Exercise 3
Context Clues Exercise 4
The following Dictionary Exercise demonstrates how you can build your vocabulary
with the help of a dictionary; not by simply looking up definitions,
but by finding similarities and making connections between the
context and structure of words. You can print this exercise,
fill in the blanks, and keep it in your Learning Journal.
Dictionary Exercise You should print this exercise and fill in
the blanks by hand. Correct answers are not provided because this is
an open-book exercise.
Here is a data bank of prefixes and roots of Greek and Latin
origin. Make of them what you want ... maybe bookmarking this lesson
so you can find them again.
The next set of items are informational.
Write a brief paragraph explaining why you think that at least a
passing familiarity with Greek and Latin prefixes and roots can be
an asset for a self-directed lifelong learner.