II. While Reading Activities: Word Inference
- battle |ˈbadl| verb • a difficult conflict or struggle: the battle over the car space.
- infuriate |inˈfyo͞orēˌāt| verb [with object]-make (someone) extremely angry and impatient: her silences infuriated him.
- defend |dəˈfend| verb [with object] resist an attack made on (someone or something); protect from harm or danger: we shall defend our country, whatever the cost.
- taunt |tônt| verb [with object] provoke or challenge (someone) with insulting remarks: students began taunting her about her weight.
- psychologist |sīˈkäləjəst| noun – an expert or specialist in psychology.
- concept |ˈkänˌsept| noun-an abstract idea; a general notion: structuralism is a difficult concept | the concept of justice.
- script |skript| noun – the written text of a play, movie, or broadcast.
- collateral |kəˈladərəlkəˈlatrəl| adjective – used euphemistically to refer to inadvertent casualties among civilians and destruction in civilian areas in the course of military operations: munitions must be able to destroy the target without causing collateral damage | collateral casualties.
- label |ˈlābəl| a classifying phrase or name applied to a person or thing, especially one that is inaccurate or restrictive: my reluctance to stick a label on myself politically.
- deem |dēm| verb– regard or consider in a specified way: the event was deemed a great success | [with object and infinitive] : the strike was deemed to be illegal.
Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage
If a child is physically attacked call for adult intervention.
Izzy’s concept of the golden rule is to treat the person insulting you as a friend.
If someone is committing a crime against you, go to the authorities.
Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins
Mr. Kalman explained that when we punish kids for using certain words, it teaches them that words are very harmful. And when an adult punishes a child for saying something hurtful, it magnifies hostilities and takes the solution for fixing the issue out of the child’s hands.