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Lesson 2
Building Vocabulary, Annotating, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing


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 Multiple choice.
Context Clues Exercise 2 Multiple choice.
Context Clues Exercise 3 Multiple choice.
Context Clues Exercise 4 Multiple choice.

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.

Greek Prefixes
Greek Roots
Latin Prefixes
Latin Roots

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.



David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015