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8.2.B Use Context To Determine Or Clarify The Meaning Of Unfamiliar Words

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Grade 8
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development

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  • Q1
    What do the words came to fruition mean in paragraph 2?
    Influenced others
    Drew attention
    Grew in importance
    Became a reality
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q2
    In paragraph 16, the word nonchalantly means —
    happily
    slightly
    casually
    thoughtfully
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q3
    What does the word constructive mean in paragraph 7?
    Beneficial for achieving an outcome
    Effective for anticipating problems
    Necessary for the future
    Useful for answering questions
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q4
    In paragraph 11, the word logistics means the —
    raising of funds
    supervising of details
    scheduling of practices
    recruiting of members
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q5
    Which words from paragraph 2 help the reader understand what opted means?
    times of attack
    pitting forces frequently
    army was defeated
    decided to change
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q6
    In paragraph 5, the word sophisticated means —
    elaborate
    risky
    expensive
    attractive
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q7
    Which words from paragraph 2 help the reader understand what scant means?
    coastal location
    problem could be solved
    even though the rainfall
    extreme water shortage
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q8
    In paragraph 5, the phrase privy to means —
    worried about
    happy with
    amused by
    knowledgeable of
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q9
    The word justify in paragraph 2 means to —
    make acceptable
    explain in detail
    give up on a task
    provide an opportunity
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q10
    What does the word erroneous mean in paragraph 4?
    Frequent
    Unacceptable
    Incorrect
    Expected
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q11
    Which words from paragraph 6 help the reader understand the meaning of prescribed?
    calm, quiet efficiency
    very real and very dangerous
    intentionally set
    stand out as veterans
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q12
    The word misgivings in paragraph 3 means —
    seriousness
    uncertainty
    enthusiasm
    understanding
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development
  • Q13
    In paragraph 10, the word ominously means —
    with alarming strength
    with an intimidating sound
    in a slow movement
    in a threatening manner
    60s
    8.2.B: Reading - Vocabulary Development

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