# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Medical Laboratory Technology II Task 730361232

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the host immune response to foreign substances.


Explanation should include
  • first line of defense against infection
  • components and general function of natural immunity
  • function of adaptive immunity
  • comparison of the cellular and humoral components of adaptive immunity
  • three immunologically functional groups of leukocytes
  • five steps and general activities in phagocytosis
  • types of lymphocytes and the function of each type
  • definitions of antigen and antibody
  • characteristics of antigens
  • characteristics of antibodies
  • five classes of antibodies.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the five classes of antibodies?
  • How does a lymphocyte function?
  • What is adaptive or acquired immunity?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
  5. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.


The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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Medical Terminology


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Biomedical Laboratory Science


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