Context Clues: Basketball Pivot objectives: We will read a longer passage, using context clues to figure out words we don't know.

Look: before, at, and after the word.

Predict: quickly predict the meaning. The wrong guess could be a good start!

Reason: think more carefully about the word's meaning.

Resolve: recognize that you may need to take another step (look up or ask someone the meaning)

Redo: go through the steps again if you're not sure.

Kristi Toliver is an all-star professional basketball player, who currently plays in the WNBA for the Washington Mystics. Last year, she won a WNBA championship with the LA Sparks. She grew up in Harrisonburg, Virginia and attended the University of Maryland, where she won the National Championship in 2006.

Compress: The new girl slumped over her desk. It was as if she was trying to Compress herself into a space that she had outgrown.

Look: before, at, and after the word.

Predict: quickly predict the meaning. The wrong guess could be a good start!

Reason: think more carefully about the word's meaning.

Resolve: recognize that you may need to take another step (look up or ask someone the meaning)

Redo: go through the steps again if you're not sure.

Compress: verb: To flatten by pressure; squeeze, press

Acquainted: the homeroom teacher, acquainted the class with the new student. "This is Mary Ruth Dunlap. Her family has just moved here from Idaho. Let's welcome our new classmate,"

Look: before, at, and after the word.

Predict: quickly predict the meaning. The wrong guess could be a good start!

Reason: think more carefully about the word's meaning.

Resolve: recognize that you may need to take another step (look up or ask someone the meaning)

Redo: go through the steps again if you're not sure.

Acquaint: verb: To make someone aware of or familiar with. To meet.

Occasionally: Then Coach Taggart called a boy-girl gym class. He did this occasionally, but not often. It was a good chance to get extra practice.

Look: before, at, and after the word.

Predict: quickly predict the meaning. The wrong guess could be a good start!

Reason: think more carefully about the word's meaning.

Resolve: recognize that you may need to take another step (look up or ask someone the meaning)

Redo: go through the steps again if you're not sure.

Occasionally: adverb: At infrequent or irregular intervals. Now and then. Every once in a while.

Temporary: Kids played at six temporary baskets on the sidelines and at one of the permanent baskets used in varsity games.

Look: before, at, and after the word.

Predict: quickly predict the meaning. The wrong guess could be a good start!

Reason: think more carefully about the word's meaning.

Resolve: recognize that you may need to take another step (look up or ask someone the meaning)

Redo: go through the steps again if you're not sure.

Temporary: lasting for a limited time; not permanent.

Rebounded: She launched a hook shot over her head from her right arm. The ball banged off the backboard and rebounded back at her.

Look: before, at, and after the word.

Predict: quickly predict the meaning. The wrong guess could be a good start!

Reason: think more carefully about the word's meaning.

Resolve: recognize that you may need to take another step (look up or ask someone the meaning)

Redo: go through the steps again if you're not sure.

Rebound: verb: to bounce back through the air after hitting something hard.

Credits:

Created with images by Keith Williamson - "A tight squeeze Project 365(2) Day 357" • Northern Ireland Office - "Secretary of State at the Giro d'Italia finish line" • skeeze - "monument valley lightning storm" • Bhakti Henna - "IMG_0048" • terren in Virginia - "Haywood grabbing a rebound"

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