"Bethany Hamilton Shark Attack Survivor" by Amy Van Zee November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"The whole family encouraged Bethany to be the best surfer she could be." (p.5)

Based upon the context clues, the word "encouraged" means to inspire with courage spirit, or confidence.

"Bethany threw herself into the sport. She said, "Surfing is an addiction, a pleasure rush indescribable to anyone who has not experienced it. And when it grabs you it won't let go." Bethany was hooked."

Based upon the context clues, the word "addiction" means when someone likes something they won't want to give it up.

"But she couldn't stay out any longer. She was determined to surf." (p.18)

Based upon the context clues, the word "determined" means to come to a decision.

"But the most important thing a child can learn when starting to surf is confidence in the water." (p.6)

Based upon the context clues, the word "confidence" means complete trust.

"Unlike how Bethany was sitting that fateful morning, many surfers wait for waves by sitting upright." (p.11)

Based on the context clues, the word "fateful" means having far-reaching and typically disastrous consequences or implications.

"He examined the wound and took Bethany's pulse."(p.11)

Based upon the context clues, the word "examined" means to inspect.

"Bethany was put under with anesthesia." (p.14)

Based upon the context clues, the word "anesthesia" means a drug that doctors give you to sleep during surgeries.

"As part of her recovery, Bethany received occupational therapy." (p.16)

Based upon the context clues, the word "occupational" means of or relating to a job or profession.

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Created with images by troy_williams - "Bethany Hamilton-6" • Little Box - "Encourage" • MabelAmber - "cigarette smoking tobacco" • mikelemmon - "Flying cat" • Thomas43 - "berger german german shepherd" • meineresterampe - "roulette gambling game bank" • qimono - "philatelist stamp collection stamp" • jarmoluk - "dentist pain borować" • Army Medicine - "Occupational Health"

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