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Reading 097 Final Exam Draft

Explain the different kinds of context clues: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Use the context clues in the following sentences to figure out the meaning of the underlined word(s). Select words from the list below the paragraph. Not all of the words will be used. The homeless are among the extremely poor. They are by definition people who sleep in streets, parks, shelters, and places not intended as dwellings, such as bus stations, lobbies, or abandoned buildings. Homelessness is not new. There have always been homeless people in the United States. But the homeless today differ in some ways from their counterparts of the 1950s and 1960s. More than 30 years ago, most of the homeless were old men, only a ha ndful were women, and virtually no families were homeless. Today the homeless are younger, and include more women and families with young children. Todays homeless also are more visible to the general public because they are much more likely to sleep on the streets or in other public places in great numbers. They also suffer greater deprivation. Although in the past homeless men on Skid Row were undoubtedly poor, their average income from casual and intermittent work was three to four times more than what the current homeless receive. In addition, many of the older homeless had small but stable pensions, which todays homeless do not have. Thio, Sociology, p. 235 dependable almost integrated 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. not continuous large group never those who are similar hardship not continuous

counterparts __________________________ virtually ______________________________ deprivation ____________________________ undoubtedly ___________________________ intermittent ____________________________

Answer the following questions relating to the dictionary. 1. What are 5 uses for a dictionary?

2. Guide words in the dictionary are intended to help you do what?

3. Explain how to find the right meaning of a word that has multiple meanings.

4. Draw a word map using one of the following words, include a drawing that represents the meaning of the word: Gregarious seeking and enjoying the company of others According to Branch volunteers, he is a very gregarious fellow who just loves being the center of attention. Accolade an expression of approval; an award For them the ultimate accolade was the award of a triumph for victory over an enemy. Ostentatious characterized by showiness meant to impress others Although Henry was a millionaire, no one ever considered him ostentatious because of the laidback way in which he carried himself.

Form guide questions from the following headings: Credit Card Application Process ____________________________________________________ Personality Behavior Patterns _____________________________________________________ Most Valuable Player ____________________________________________________________ Performance-Enhancing Drugs _____________________________________________________ Minorities Now a Majority in Largest U.S. Cities _______________________________________ Directions: Read and annotate the short passage below.
One myth about exercise is that if a woman lifts weights, she will develop muscles as large as a mans. Without extra male hormones, however, a woman cannot increase her muscle bulk as much as a mans. Another misconception about exercise is that it increases the appetite. Actually, regular exercise stabilizes the blood-sugar level, which prevents hunger pains. Some people also think that a few minutes of exercise a day or one session is enough, but at least three solid workouts a week are needed for muscular and cardiovascular health. Write an implied main idea sentence on the line below. _____________________________________________________________________________________

Explain each of the following reading strategies.

1. Annotating/Highlighting:

2. SQ3R:

3. KWL:

4. Making Connections (T-S, T-T, T-W):

5. Predictions:

6. Visualizing:

7. Concept Map/Outline:

8. Evidence/Interpretation:

9. Gist (one-sentence summary): 4

Directions: Using the attached article, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, complete the following activities. Before Reading 1. Preview the passage. Based on your preview, what is the article going to be about? Be specific and thorough.

2. Create four appropriate guide questions and write them below.

3. Access prior knowledge. What do you already know about this topic?

4. What do you hope to learn?

5. What reading strategies will you use to help you understand this article?

6. Why did you choose the strategies that you selected?

During Reading

7. Annotate the text. Show sufficient evidence of at least three of the reading strategies that weve learned in class. 8. Use Cornell Notes to record your notes on the chapter. Use the space below to take notes. Make sure your notes are legible.

After Reading 9. Write the answers to the guide questions that you generated.

10. What is the central thesis of this passage?

11. Were you able to understand this article? Explain.

12. List some things you did to help you better comprehend this article.

13. List some connections that you made to the article while reading (text-to-text, text-toself, text-to-world).

14. What parts of this article were most difficult to understand?

15. What reading strategies do you still need to work on? 7