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Accumulative Review Study Guide Vocabulary Units 1-3


The students need to study these words for the Test on Friday, March 31, 2017.  this gives everyone  plenty of time to study and do well.  Each student will be given a paper study guide as well!

Accumulative Review Study Guide

Set 1

Root/Affix Meaning Word
ad toward; addition to; motion advance,  addition, advice
anti against antisocial, anti-Semitism
auto self autobiography, automatic
bene good benefit, beneficiary
mal bad malfunction, malice
bi, du two bifocal, duet , duce
circum around circumstance, circle
co; con; com together; with connect, combine
in, im, il, ir not; without inconsistent, improper, illegal, irregular
dis away distance,  dissipate

Challenge:  capitulate, conjecture, bedlam, bamboozled

Set 2

Root or Affix Meaning Application Word
aqua/hydro/marine water aquarium, hydroelectric, maritime
aud to hear audience, auditorium
cent one hundred century, percent
contra against contradict
dict to say or speak dictation, dictator
ject throw eject, projection
fract to break fracture, fraction
jud to judge judicial, judgement
multi/poly many multiple, polygon
port to carry portable, transportation
scribe/script to write scribble, inscription
sect/sec to cut section, bisect
Challenge Meaning
jovial happy, jolly
ponder to think

Set 3

ROOT MEANING APPICATION WORD(S)
spect to see inspection, spectacle
struct to build construction, destruction
mid middle midway, midfield
inter between intermission, interrupt
mis wrong mistake, misuse
pre before preview, pretense
semi/hemi half semicircle, hemisphere
sub under subterranean, subway
super over superhuman, superb
trans across transfer, transmit
able can be affordable, credible
er/or on who does teacher, doctor
ful full of cheerful, helpful
tion process combination, multiplication
less without careless, hopeless

Challenge Words:  majority-  large amount; minority-small amount; disperse- to separate; desolate-to destroy

 

 

Roots and Vocabulary for March 13-17, 2017


The students will be quizzed on the following vocabulary and Greek and Latin roots on Thursday, March 16, 2017

ROOT MEANING APPICATION WORD(S)
spect to see inspection, spectacle
struct to build construction, destruction
mid middle midway, midfield
inter between intermission, interrupt
mis wrong mistake, misuse
pre before preview, pretense
semi/hemi half semicircle, hemisphere
sub under subterranean, subway
super over superhuman, superb
trans across transfer, transmit
able can be affordable, credible
er/or on who does teacher, doctor
ful full of cheerful, helpful
tion process combination, multiplication
less without careless, hopeless

Challenge Words:  majority-  large amount; minority-small amount; disperse- to separate; desolate-to destroy

Roots and Affixes for February 13-17, 2017


Root or Affix Meaning Application Word
aqua/hydro/marine water aquarium, hydroelectric, maritime
aud to hear audience, auditorium
cent one hundred century, percent
contra against contradict
dict to say or speak dictation, dictator
ject throw eject, projection
fract to break fracture, fraction
jud to judge judicial, judgement
multi/poly many multiple, polygon
port to carry portable, transportation
scribe/script to write scribble, inscription
sect/sec to cut section, bisect
Challenge Meaning
jovial happy, jolly
ponder to think
meander to wander

The student shave sentences and study cards due on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Root Words 1 Week of February 6-10, 2017


Root/Affix Meaning Word
ad toward; addition to; motion advance,  addition, advice
anti against antisocial, anti-Semitism
auto self autobiography, automatic
bene good benefit, beneficiary
mal bad malfunction, malice
bi, du two bifocal, duet , duce
circum around circumstance, circle
co; con; com together; with connect, combine
in, im, il, ir not; without inconsistent, improper, illegal, irregular
dis away distance,  dissipate

 

 

Words to know:  Take one word from the word column and make a complete sentence with the word and highlight the word.  Then create study cards for your roots and application words.  Due Monday, February 6, 2017

 

Study cards are due  Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017

This Week’s Preview! Week of November 28- December 2, 2016


This week we will be working on and completing the following:

  1. punctuating quotations
  2. reading Number the Stars (First test on chapters 1-7 on Wednesday-  Students have a study guide)
  3. Review of poetry terms—-Quiz on Friday!
  4. Writing workshop-  incorporating figurative language into a poem or paragraph
  5. Thursday- Field Trip to the Suffolk Cultural Arts Center!

 

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Vocabulary for Poetry and Figurative Language 11-18-2016


Poetry Terms and Weekly Vocabulary
onomatopoeia words that mimic sounds
alliteration repetitive initial sounds in poetry
imagery visual description in words that appeal to the senses
symbol an object that stands for an idea
metaphor comparing two things as if they are the same
simile comparing two things using like an as
hyperbole an exaggerated statement
personification giving human qualities to animals or objects
poetry literature that appeals to the senses
stanza a group of lines in a poem
refrain a repeating line in a poem
couplet a two line stanza
quatrain a four line stanza
limerick a funny poem with the structure of a,a,b,b, a
haiku a Japanese poem with 17 syllables  5-7-5
ballad a poem that tells a story

Students need to study this for a quiz on Tuesday.

Story Elements Test on Monday 9-26-2016


The students will be having an application test on story elements and the short story we read in class.  We created an outline as a study guide and the students were told to bring their notebooks home to use as a study tool.  The students will also have to label the parts of the plot diagram.  All of this is in their notebooks.  I am placing the outline below:

Song of the Trees (SOL-6.7)(6.5)

  1. Exposition
    1. Setting-time and place
      1. The Great Depression
      2. The South
    2. Characters-the actors
      1. The Logan Family- protagonist
      2. Anderson and his men- antagonist
      3. Protagonist- good guy, the main character
      4. Antagonist-bad guy-causes conflict
    3. Plot
      1. Initiating Event-main event that starts the rising action
        1. Starts the rising action
        2. Triggers a change in direction of the story.
        3. Anderson comes to the house and threatens the family.
      2. Rising Action-events that lead to the climax
        1. Stacy is sent to get David Logan
        2. The children hear the lumbermen
        3. Little Man hits Anderson with a stick
        4. Christopher John kicks Anderson
        5. Anderson is going to hit the children
      3. Climax-the high point most exciting
        1. David Logan appears
        2. He threatens to blow up the forest if Mr. Anderson does not leave.
  • Falling Action-events after the climax that lead to the resolution
    1. Anderson offers $100.00 for the trees
    2. Anderson wants to take the cut lumber
    3. David Logan says no
    4. Anderson Leaves
  1. Resolution-tying of of loose ends
    1. David Logan wins
    2. David Logan keeps his self-respect
  2. Characters
    1. Round or dynamic- change and develop in the story
    2. Round-Cassie grows and develops
    3. Flat Character-stay the same
    4. Anderson does not change-very mean
  • Theme-David Logan  (underlying meaning)
    1. Keeps land
    2. Has self-respect
    3. Has family
  • Thanks Mr. Hollowell

 

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Vocabulary 1


The students need to know these vocabulary words and their meanings.  Identify any word that has a root with affixes if possible.

Vocabulary Meaning Root if any
chaos mass confusion
frustration a feeling of disappointment
dismissively the act of sending away
presumed to accept as true without fact
desolate barren or nothingness
restrictions to keep within limits
foreseeable to know before hand without end
priorities in order of importance
acknowledging to accept as true
complementing something that completes or makes perfect
considerate to be kind to someone’s feelings
conviction a firm belief
customary usually done
decidedly leaving no doubt
distinctly not identical or the same
insistent stubborn
insolent rude and without respect
significance of special importance
torture to hurt without remorse
exasperation to irritate greatly
inscription something carved into something

September 9th Homework


This assignment is due on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the beginning of each block:

 

Homework:  From a personal point of view using what you have learned, should cockroaches be the national bug of the United States?  This is from your perspective.  Write a one page argument supporting or not supporting the cockroach for the national bug.  Please use 1st person pronouns such as I to construct your one page paper.  Also, I would like to see messages like “I think”, it should, and in my opinion.  Please give examples to back up your opinion.
Bonus:  Research when the cockroach first entered the United States and report to me.

The student shave been given all the necessary information and a folder to keep it in to hand in to me on Monday.

New Year Week 1—-Welcome!


This week, we will be completing the following:

  1. Classroom organization and routines
  2. Vocabulary 1
  3. Writing 1
  4. Reading Assignments
  5. Entering Google Classroom
  6. Setting up the Interactive Notebook
  7. Applying the Think and ROAR concepts for behavioral expectations

This is essential for a successful school year.

Please note that student’s information will be given the first day and needs to be returned by Thursday.  Most important is the AUP form so the students can use the computers for Google Classroom.

Please check my BLOG daily for updated information


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