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Gary Probst replied:

I am glad you liked the poem.  You context clue exercise is excellent.

Clinton, Linnae wrote:

> I made up a little exercise using this poem that I'm planning to use in my
> class today as an intro activity for reading about technology.  I've attaced
> the exercise to this posting.  Feel free to steal!And, thanks Gary for the
> good idea.  Linnae Clinton, Edison Community College
>
>  <<Context Clues Poem>>
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> > From:         Katherine Woods[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> > Reply To:     Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> > Sent:         Saturday, November 21, 1998 12:56 PM
> > To:   [log in to unmask]
> > Subject:      Re: [Fwd: Context Clue Exercise On Muliple Word Meanings
> >
> > Could you possibly show an example of what you mean?
> >
> >
> >
> > At 08:46 AM 11/19/98 -0500, you wrote:
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> > >Gary Probst wrote:
> > >
> > >Here is something that came on our college e-mail that could be made
> > >into an interesting context clue exercise.  Delete the old meaning and
> > >has the students come up with the old term.
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> > >Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 08:25:49 -0500 (EST)
> > >From: Gary Probst <[log in to unmask]>
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> > >Subject: Fwd: Remember the good old days? (fwd)
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> > >Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 11:56:25 PST
> > >From: Bob Spear <[log in to unmask]>
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> > >Subject: Fwd: Remember the good old days?
> > >
> > >Received from a former student:
> > >
> > >>>>> Remember When ...
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> A computer was something on TV
> > >>>>> from a science fiction show of note
> > >>>>> a window was something you hated to clean...
> > >>>>> And ram was the cousin of a goat....
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Meg was the name of my girlfriend
> > >>>>> and gig was a job for the nights
> > >>>>> now they all mean different things
> > >>>>> and that really mega bytes
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> An application was for employment
> > >>>>> a program was a TV show
> > >>>>> a cursor used profanity
> > >>>>> a keyboard was a piano
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Memory was something that you lost with age
> > >>>>> a cd was a bank account
> > >>>>> and if you had a 3 1/2" floppy
> > >>>>> you hoped nobody found out
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Compress was something you did to the garbage
> > >>>>> not something you did to a file
> > >>>>> and if you unzipped anything in public
> > >>>>> you'd be in jail for a while
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Log on was adding wood to the fire
> > >>>>> hard drive was a long trip on the road
> > >>>>> a mouse pad was where a mouse lived
> > >>>>> and a backup happened to your commode
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> Cut you did with a pocket knife
> > >>>>> paste you did with glue
> > >>>>> a web was a spider's home
> > >>>>> and a virus was the flu
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> I guess I'll stick to my pad and paper
> > >>>>> and the memory in my head
> > >>>>> I hear nobody's been killed in a computer crash
> > >>>>> but when it happens they wish they were dead
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>> (I wish I knew who wrote that charming one! For now, lets
> > >>>>> just say: Source: anonymous)
> > >>>
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