Lesson Plan: High School Grades Could Be Worth $100,000
II. While Reading Activities
- merit |ˈmerət| noun – the quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward: composers of outstanding merit.
- 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.
- 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.
- scholarships |ˈskälərˌSHip| noun academic study or achievement; learning of a high level.
- misnomer |misˈnōmər| noun – a wrong or inaccurate name or designation: “king crab” is a misnomer—these creatures are not crustaceans at all.
- prowess ˈprouəs| noun1 skill or expertise in a particular activity or field: his prowess as a fisherman.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?