This is a vocabulary activity for the teleplay "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street." Students practice predicting the vocabulary word in context which is a common core standard and then identify the clues that helped them to determine the meaning of the word. After making their prediction and citing the clues that helped them to reach their prediction, students look up the word in the dictionary and put the definition in their own words. After looking up the word, I have students cross out their predicted definition if it is not close or related. This is not a deduction but a form of self assessment.