"Who was Ernest Shackleton?" by James Buckley Jr. November/December 2016 AR Biography Activity.

"He and his siblings were home-schooled by a governess, who is a live- in teacher. "(p.8)

Based upon the context clues, the word "governess" means a woman who teaches children in a private household.

"He got some of his ideas from the Boy's Own Paper, a magazine for young readers filled with stories of exotic foreign lands." (p.9)

Based upon the context clues, the word "foreign" means unfamiliar and strange.

"Triumphant return of Shackleton's rival put thoughts of another try at the South Pole into Shackleton's head. He kelp working but began to make plans for another expedition." (p. 31)

Based upon the context clues, the word "expedition" means a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people or explorer with a particular purpose.

"In Shackleton's day, all they had was wool fur, and some oilskins and windbreakers not much thicker than raincoats." (p.36)

Based upon the context clues, the word "oilskins" mean heavy cotton cloth waterproofed with oil.

"The men and their four ponies trudged through the ice and wind." (p.40)

Based upon the context clues, the word "trudged" means walk slowly and with heavy steps usually from exhaustion.

"Finally Shackleton had to make a decision, just as Scott had done. I must look at the matter sensibly and consider the lives of those who are with me." (p.41)

Based upon the context clues, the word "sensibly" mean practical and reasonable.

"Shackleton renamed it Endurance, meaning the ability to withstand hardship and adversity." (p.50)

Based upon the context clues, the word "endurance" means the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or situation without giving way.

"For the first time in 497 days, the crew of the Endurance was on dry land, not ice. The men staggered off the boats."

Based upon the context clues, the word "staggered" means walk or move unsteadily, almost about to fall.

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