"Who Was Franklin Roosevelt?" by Margaret Frith November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity

"Over night he was struck with a disease called polio."(p. 3)

Based upon the context clues, the word "polio" means a viral disease usually affecting young adults.

"It was modeled after an English boarding school with no frills and a harsh lifestyle."(p.11)

Based upon the context clues, the word "Frills" means no affection of manner.

"All across the country, people got to know this sunny, optimistic man from New York who seemed to have a great future ahead of him."(p. 33)

Based upon the context clues, the word "optimistic" means hopeful and confident about the future.

"He had wonderful, boisterous times with the children."(p. 40)

Based upon the context clues, the word "boisterous" means noisy and rowdy.

"Franklin wanted liberal judges who believed that it was the government's job to be involved."(p. 65)

Based upon the context clues, the word "liberal" means to favor something.

"In, 1933, Adolf Hitler had become chancellor of Germany."(p. 76)

Based upon the context clues, the word "chancellor" means the chief minister of state in Germany.

"He wanted to get rid of what he considered inferior races, such as Gypsies and Jews."(p. 82)

Based upon the context clues, the word "Gypsies" means member of traveling people who speak Romany.

"Opponents were now attacking his little Fala."(p. 92)

Based upon the context clues, the word "Fala" is what he called his small pet or animal.

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