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Determine the Meaning of Common Allusions #2

Determine the Meaning of Common Allusions #2

An allusion is a word or phrase that hints at something or someone well-known without directly mentioning the source. This one-page worksheet allows seventh- and eighth-grade learners to practice interpreting common figures of speech as they read sentences featuring eight different literary, mythological, historical, and biblical allusions. Students will combine their background knowledge with sentence-based context clues to determine the meaning of these common allusions. For more practice, have learners complete the Determine the Meaning of Common Allusions worksheet.

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