Answer Key: High School Grades Could Be Worth $100,000

Lesson Plan: High School Grades Could Be Worth $100,000

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. merit |ˈmerət| noun – the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward: composers of outstanding merit.
  2. prestige |preˈstēZHpreˈstēj| noun widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality: he experienced a tremendous increase in prestige following his victory.
  3. bait |bāt| noun – • an allurement; a thing intended to tempt or entice: she used the prospect of freedom as bait to trap him into talking | many potential buyers are reluctant to take the bait.
  4. scholarships  |ˈskälərˌSHip| noun  academic study or achievement; learning of a high level.
  5. misnomer |misˈnōmər| noun – a wrong or inaccurate name or designation: “king crab” is a misnomer—these creatures are not crustaceans at all.
  6. prowess ˈprouəs| noun1 skill or expertise in a particular activity or field: his prowess as a fisherman.
  7. elaborate adjective |əˈlab(ə)rət| involving many carefully arranged parts or details; detailed and complicated in design and planning: elaborate security precautions | elaborate wrought-iron gates.• (of an action) lengthy and exaggerated: he made an elaborate pretense of yawning.
  8. aim   |ām|   have the intention of achieving: new French cooking aims at producing clear, fresh flavors and light textures | [with infinitive] : we aim to give you the best possible service.
  9. tier |ˈtir| noun a level or grade within the hierarchy of an organization or system: companies have taken out a tier of management to save money.
  10. engagement  |inˈɡājməntenˈɡājmənt| noun an arrangement to do something or go somewhere at a fixed time: a dinner engagement.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

 Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage

I – 1- years

Over several years I’ve been  talking to scores of college presidents.


Many teens would be furious if you held this information back.

III – 2-hide

It is tempting to hide the money instead.

Reading Comprehension Fill-ins

It is a heady stew of money and feelings and whatever angst hormonal children might experience if you try to make them responsible for a six-figure discount. The college application process is unpleasant enough; why pile on with more pressure?