ELA Drills, Advanced: Word Meanings 1

Was it the red lady, in the book room, with the sharp, pointy thing? Sure, if we were playing the newest spin-off to Clue—Context Clue. You won’t need to make any accusations, just watch this video.

7th GradeELA Drills
Elementary and Middle School7th Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

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the same thing jubilant and happy it'd be kind of weird if we refer to one of [person holding a phone with a happy face message]

00:30

these things is a jubilant face though wouldn't it I guess that would make this [person holding his face in his hands]

00:34

a melancholy face hmm anyway which of our answer choices accurately describes

00:38

this comparison is it A an example well because they mean the same thing one

00:43

isn't really an example of the other braininess and intelligence are the same

00:47

thing you wouldn't say braininess as an example of intelligence though would you? [Mom with her two daughters]

00:51

yeah probably not, braininess might be like demonstrating someone could do calculus

00:56

in third grade all right get rid of A.. what about D a definition; definitions

01:00

are usually a little more descriptive than simply offering a single word like [Book opens and definition: words appears on the first page]

01:04

if you're trying to define happy and you say jubilant that's not going to be much

01:09

help to someone who doesn't know what jubilant means is it though this one [Sad face with a D grade on it's essay]

01:12

earns a frowny face and we define happiness is like what happens when you

01:17

get that triple ice cream.. we're left with just two choices synonym and [Man in a book joyous at receiving a triple ice-cream]

01:21

antonym. An antonym is a word that means the opposite of another but synonym is a

01:27

word that means roughly the same thing as another word right that's the one

01:31

we're looking for answer B is our guy well that isn't enough turn that frown [Frowning face turns upside down]

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upside down well we just don't know what to do