The Chaser by John Collier Word Detective-Word Attack Vocabulary
This is a a Word Detective-Word Attack Vocabulary Activity for this wonderful story or love and obsession. It is a story that appears in Language Arts Advanced Placement training.
Your students act as vocabulary detectives and use their word attack skills to determine the meaning of each new word in context. First students read actual passages and dialogues from the story and use contextual clues to determine the meaning and part of speech of each new word. They must provide at least one synonym for each new word. Then they use a thesaurus or dictionary to check their comprehension and find more synonyms for each word. There are also bonus questions which relate to figurative language and word usage. Answer sheets as well as PDF and Word versions are included.