Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"The Veldt" and Words of the Wiser

Here's the full text of "The Veldt" for those of you who were absent, taking make up tests, or who didn't finish making notes on the Veldt.  Remember that the quotes you record will be used for an in-class game so make insightful, plentiful notes that are sure to help your group.  We also took notes on our final signpost: Words of the Wiser.  Here's the anchor chart from the notes, you may copy it right into your notes or use it as a reference.

You need to have ten quotes with answers to the anchor questions.  That's each signpost once and some may repeat--like Again and Again or Literary Moment.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Word Roots for Quarter 1: Quiz 10/22 and 10/23

In class, we recently watched two videos that helped us understand how spelling can help us understand word relationships and meanings.  They had some pretty deep ideas so we encourage you to watch them again, or watch for the first time if you were absent, for sure!

Click the links to view:
 Making Sense of Spelling
Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt 

Knowing the meaning of a root, prefix, or suffix can help you figure out the meaning and spelling of an unfamiliar word. So, we've been exploring roots and new words. Now that we have 19 roots/prefixes/suffixes added to our four column notes, it's time to study them.   

We'll have a roots quiz on October 22 (a day) and 23rd (b day).

Here's the second half of roots to study:

OOPS!  You'll have to get creative to fit the last ones on here.  We have a few more words that spaces.  Write all the way to the top and bottom margins or split some boxes in half horizontally to make it work.  
Use your four column notes study sheet to self-quiz as preparation for the real quiz.  If you are missing any of the roots, see the picture above to add what you are missing.