Answer Key: She Saved Lives While on a Zoom Call

Lesson Plan:  This Woman Saved Lives While on a Zoom Call

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. dart |därt| verb [with object] cast (a look or one’s eyes) suddenly and rapidly in a particular direction: she darted a glance across the table.
  2. choppy |ˈCHäpē| adjective (choppier, choppiest) 1 (of a sea or river) having many small waves: sea conditions are often very choppy | heavy, choppy seas.
  3. pandemic  |panˈdemik| adjective (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.
  4. vanish  |ˈvaniSH| verb [no object] disappear suddenly and completely:  He vanished without a trace.
  5. hypothermia  |ˌhīpəˈTHərmēə| noun the condition of having an abnormally low body temperature, typically one that is dangerously low.
  6. ingest |inˈjest| verb [with object] take (food, drink, or another substance) into the body by swallowing or absorbing it.
  7. dredge 1 |drej| verb [with object] • bring up or clear (something) from a river, harbor, or other area of water with a dredge: mud was dredged out of the harbor | [no object] : they start to dredge for oysters in November.
  8. mortality |môrˈtalədē| noun (plural mortalities) 1 the state of being subject to death: He was increasingly haunted by thoughts of mortality.
  9. tread water phrase (past treaded water or trod water) maintain an upright position in deep water by moving the feet with a walking movement and the hands with a downward circular motion.
  10. serendipitous |ˌserənˈdipədəs| adjective occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way: a serendipitous encounter.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary

 Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage

I – 1 – on

On a very clear day, Pam Harght can see Boston.

II – 1- started

Ms. Harght started working from home during the pandemic.

III -1 – members

All three crew members of a fishing boat were rescued.

Reading Comprehension: Identify The  Speakers

  1. Pam Harght can see Boston from her third-floor home office, and lives in Marshfield, Mass. “My boss is in L.A. Thirty seconds later, the boat just vanished. That’s when my jaw just dropped.”
  2. John P. Murphy, Scituate’s fire chief. “She must have just looked up at the right time. The stars were aligned for these gentlemen being alive today.”
  3. Joe Roderick, one of the crew members who was rescued. “I was thinking about my children. In my imagination, I was never going to make it home. It was ice-cold water out. It was terrifying.”
  4. Monte Rome, the owner of Intershell International. “It was serendipitous that Ms. Harght had been watching and that the hose acted as a float.”