Context Clues
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Boy in the Striped Pajamas
ACES Writing
Vocabulary

100

An example of the word is given following the sentence or within the sentence. 

Example Context Clue

100

True or False: Anne Frank's book was called "The Chronicles of Anne Frank."

False.

100

True or False: Bruno was excited to move away from home. 

False.

100

What part of an ACES paragraph do you "answer" and "restate" the question? 

In the "A" part of the ACES paragraph.

100

What is another word for pulling quotes from the text? 

Evidence.

200

The word's meaning is explained in the sentence. 

Definition context clue. 

200

Who was the leader of the Nazi group?

Adolf Hitler.

200

In Chapter 3, what does Gretel call the place where their new home is? 

                                                       


Out-With.

200

In what part of an ACES paragraph would I use the following sentence starters: "Ultimately," "All in all," and/or "In conclusion."

In the "S" part of the ACES paragraph.

200

Is this DIALOGUE or NARRATION

"If the Commandment asks, we'll say that I cleaned Bruno up."

Dialogue.

300

Other words are used in the sentence that have similar meaning. 

Synonym context clue.

300

What is the term for a strong hatred against Jewish people? 

Anti-semitism. 

300

In Chapter 6, Maria tells Bruno never to call his father...

                                                       


Stupid.

300

If a student wanted to include a quote into their paper, what part of the ACES paragraph would it go into?

The "C" part of the ACES paragraph.

300

The highest and most intense part of the story; also known as the turning point. 

Climax.

400

The word is clarified by giving an opposite meaning. 

Antonym context clue.

400

What happened to Jewish people who could not keep up in the Death Marches?

They were shot and left to die.

400

Who patched up Bruno in Chapter 7? 

Pavel.

400

If a student began to write, "For example" in their paper, what part of the ACES paragaraph would that go? 

In the "E" section of the ACES paragraph.

400

The part of the story where the reader meet characters and is introduced to the setting. 

Exposition.

500

A word's definition is not provided. You need to look for hints in the sentences before and after. 

Inference Context Clue.

500

Speech expressing an attack on/strong dislike of a particular group of people.

Hate Speech.

500

What is Bruno bullied for?

His height.

500

If I have two pieces of evidence, how many "Explain/Expand" responses should I have? 

Two! One "Explain" for every piece of "Cited Evidence."

500

What are the five points of a plot diagram (in order)? 

Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action and Resolution.