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This word is in the dictionary. 4. c. The speaker says to shun the Bandersnatch in the same stanza as he warns against the dangerous Jabberwock and Jubjub bird. The Bandersnatch must also be dangerous, since the listener is told to keep away from it. LESSON 3 • LearningExpress Skill Builders L • E • S • S • O • N DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN FACT AND OPINION 4 LESSON SUMMARY One of the most important signs of a good reader is the ability to distinguish between fact and opinion. This lesson will show you how facts are different from opinions and why this difference matters.

The trouble with adjectives like elated is that it can be hard to figure out what they mean without sufficient context. From this sentence, we can’t even tell whether elated is something positive or negative. Was he happy or sad? Shocked or unmoved? No matter how good a detective you are, there simply aren’t enough clues in this sentence to tell you what this word means, or even whether elated is something good or bad. You simply need more context. Here’s the sentence again, this time with more context.

When you look beyond the facts and information to what the writer really wants to say about his or her subject, you’re looking for the main idea. LearningExpress Skill Builders • LESSON 2 11 –8TH GRADE READING COMPREHENSION SUCCESS– JUST WHAT IS A MAIN IDEA, ANYWAY? ”How would you answer this question for the paragraph below? Wilma Rudolph, the crippled child who became an Olympic running champion, is an inspiration for us all. Born prematurely in 1940, Wilma spent her childhood battling illness, including measles, scarlet fever, chicken pox, pneumonia, and polio, a crippling disease which at that time had no cure.

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