Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

week of Nov. 30 roots

pub=grown up or adult
host/hosp=host
hyper=over or excessive
bol=throw
vid/vis=see
hypo=under
therm=heat

Sunday, November 22, 2015

week of Nov. 23 root words

hydro=water
mod=within bounds; manner
bar=weight or pressure
meter=measure

Sunday, November 15, 2015

week of Nov. 16 root words

phil=love
uni=one
corn=horn
log=word or speech
tract=to pull or drag
mit=send
e=out

Thursday, November 12, 2015

5th period game

Ignore this if you're not in 5th period:


What do we need to do?


Cards- word on one, definition on other

memory
go fish
old maid (Batman.... villain)

squiggly cut to match but not give it away

jobs:

make rules (3 different sets, 3 different games)
design cards
instructional video

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

2nd period planning post

If you're not in second period, just ignore this....


make the website
-tell us where it is now (section of town, or name of city)
-tell us how you like it
-tell us how you found it
- location recommendations (do and don't, tips)
Mrs. C.
AN
AW

pick out books
-book recommendations
-popular books
-interesting books
-write cool stuff about book
-get permission from Mrs. C.
-consider how people will react to them
-plastic bag to protect
-give Mrs. C. a list of needed materials
KC
AA
AL
LS

design sticker
-outside label plan
-inside label plan
-give Mrs. C.
VB
JB
GA
AL
JA
We may find that 1 or 2 people in this group need to move to the books group.

plan locations
-collaborate with book group eventually to consider audience
-list possible locations
-public
-choose places where this class can place them
KL
JR
JT
TH

Monday, November 9, 2015

Roots Test scores

We are making good overall progress toward our goal on the Root Words tests. Below is the graph with our overall averages. How do your personal score compare? Are you beginning to recognize and identify these root words in other words outside of class? That is the goal, even more than the numbers! If you're only remembering them long enough to pass the test, you are cheating yourself out of valuable knowledge. Speaking of cheating... DON'T DO IT!! It's pretty obvious when your test score is high, but you do poorly on the weekly quizzes, or if your answers (including wrong answers) match someone else's answers. Start studying now for the Nov. 25 test so you are ready to do your very best!


Sunday, November 8, 2015

week of Nov. 9 root words

spond/spons=to pledge
port=to carry
cycle=wheel or recurring event
path=suffer
vinc/vint=conquer
in=not

Thursday, November 5, 2015

How to share the power of reading?

We did a journal a while back that asked the question of what you can do to share the power of reading with others. Below are some of the responses to that question. Let's check them out and then discuss what we as a class can do together.

I help someone read.
Helping them understand the words and help them read better and faster.
Presenting, writing stories, or even reading to others.
Reading with them and helping others understand words that they don't know.
Reading and telling them what I've learned.
I could read some books that they choose and show them how important it is to know how to read.
I can help them find a book that they might like.
Telling other people about good books I've read.
I might be able to tell some of the meanings of new words.
Sharing good books with my friends.
Help them out and pronounce the words.
Share with them new reading skills.
Tell them reading is good for you.
Do a class read aloud.
Tell them how much free reading can help with your writing and reading.
Becoming a reading/literature teacher.
Helping little kids read or by reading to them- read and point to the words.
Read to somebody that doesn't know how and teach them how.
Give advice to be a better reader.
I can teach others how to read and show them how to read.
Reading to little kids.
Reading in groups of friends.
Encourage them to read.
Give them a book or newspaper.
Show them books they've never heard of or read.

Many of these are things we already do in this class in our small groups.
What can we do to share the power of reading with others at North Side, or even outside of North Side? Think about what we are able to do, what we are comfortable doing, and what is realistic for this group of people in this class period. Can we create something for the hall? Something for the blog? Something to pass out to people? Something I'm not even thinking of right now??? Let's brainstorm ideas together!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pisistratus

Today's challenging word- for ALL of us- in Reading 2 was Pisistratus.
We previewed the word today and will be reading it soon in a story.
Can you pronounce it correctly?

LISTEN TO IT HERE.


Sunday, November 1, 2015

week of Nov. 2 root words

sal/sult=to take
sphere=round shape
litho=rock
crypt=hidden
en=in
just=has to do with correctness, rightness, or law
tomy/tom=cut
dich=in two

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

10-23-15 Journal

The main theme of this passage is...

*Give evidence from the text to support your answer.
*Do not copy from the text; put it into your own words to show that you understand.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Week of Oct. 19 root words

cent=one hundred
ennial=year
script=write
hydro=water
audio=hearing
loca=place
col=with or jointly

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Unit 3 Roots Review

PRE/POSTTEST: UNIT 3 (31-45)

ROOT
ROOT MEANING
ROOT
ROOT MEANING
amble
to walk
gul
throat
bene
good or well
kalos
beautiful
clar
clear
mand
to order or to enjoin
cogn
to learn or to know
ortho
straight
corp
body
photo
light
counter
against
pluto
wealth
cracy
rule
pre
before
dict
speak
scope
to view
doc
to teach
super
over; in addition to
dont/dent
teeth
syn
together
greg
herd or flock
ven
come

Sunday, October 4, 2015

This week's presentations

YOUR JOB: 
Choose one story from your packet to teach to the class by yourself or with one other person
(not a group of 3 or 4... just 1 or 2 people!).

THE CHALLENGE: 
You have TWO days to pull it all together. Presentations are Wednesday and Thursday- you must have this project completed before the end of class on Tuesday!

MONDAY: 
1. Choose a partner who has the same stories as you.
2. Choose a story.
3. Plan how to teach this story in a way that is INTERESTING.
4. Plan your assessment- how will you know that the class understands what you are teaching? (You need some sort of handout for them to write on. You can use any of the test question posted in your Edmodo group if you want.)
5. Decide what each partner is going to do.
6. Both partners write this plan in your folder on the back of your graph page and SHOW IT TO MRS. C.
7. Start working!!

TUESDAY:
1. Work on everything planned out on Monday.
2. Send all test handouts to Mrs. C. as a message on Edmodo. If you don't send it, it won't be printed for you! Say in your message that it needs to be printed.
3. Also send to Mrs. C. anything you need displayed on the board (Powerpoint, etc.).

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: 
1. Be ready to present at the beginning of the period. Volunteers will be allowed to go first, but you should be ready to go if you are called to go next.
2. Respect your classmates as students and teachers.
3. Complete all work/tests assigned by your classmate teachers. You will be graded for doing this work!

GRADES ASSIGNED THROUGHOUT THIS PROJECT:
1. Completing the plan in your folder.
2. Presenting to the class.
3. Assessing the class.
4. Participating/doing the work for other presenters.



Oct. 1 Journal

We already highlight difficult parts of our stories for practice. Does this help you understand the story? Find the folder page North Side High School CLOSE READING: Annotating Text.

Choose three annotating tools and explain how they can help you with comprehending what you read.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Upcoming roots lists

Week of Sept. 28:
greg=herd or flock
amble=to walk
pre=before
pluto=wealth
cracy=rule
photo=light
syn=together
corp=body

Week of Oct. 5:
bene=good or well
dont/dent=tooth
ortho=straight
dict=speak
mand=to order or to enjoin
counter=against
cogn=to learn or to know

Week of Oct. 12: 
super=over; in addition to
ven=come
scope=to view
kalos=beautiful
tacit=silent
capit=head


Thursday, September 24, 2015

JOURNAL: Strategies Used by Good Readers

 Look at the strategies page at the front of your folder. Some of these are strategies you already use. Some are things you have to use weekly in class. Some you may not like, be comfortable with, or even understand.

Which two strategies are most helpful to you? Why? Which two strategies do you want to use more? Why? 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

week of Sept. 21 roots

1. salu=health
2. man=hand
3. e=out
4. doc=to teach
5. clar=clear
6. gul=throat

Thursday, September 17, 2015

9-17-15 Journal

Why is the story organized this way? Use details from the text to prove your answer.


Things to think about:
Does it list things and then describe them?
Does it go in chronological order?
Does it show cause and effect?
Why are the details in that order?

***Show me that you are thinking and understand the story.
***Do not copy; put details into your own words.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

week of Sept. 14 root words

1. liquis=to turn aside; elbow
2. necro=dead
3. polis=city
4. dec=ten
5. gen=race or kind
6. cide=killing
7. feng=wind
8. shui=water

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

2nd Week of Blog Comments

The good news: 50% of all people who commented on the blog signed their post correctly, up from 24% last week.

The bad news: Still only 23% of all students commented on the blog- and that's only counting the people who were here yesterday.

I know a few people struggled to get their comments posted because of time or Internet Explorer (PLEASE stop using it!!), but that is still nowhere near where we need to be.

What can we do to improve participation on this assignment? 

Monday, September 7, 2015

week of Sept. 8 root words

1. anti=against
2. dote=give
3. tant=as much as
4. path=feeling or sensitive
5. grat=pleasing or grace
6. in=in or not

Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday Follow-Up

This week was the first time trying out the regular Monday routine in class. The goal is for everyone to feel comfortable with the independent tasks and for everyone to read with Mrs. C. during that class period. How close are we to reaching the goals? Check it out below:

PERCENTAGE OF EACH CLASS WHO READ WITH MRS. C.:
Period 1: 55%
Period 2: 64%
Period 3: 83%
Period 4: 64%
Period 5: 46%
Period 6: 82%

As everyone becomes more independent with the computer, this should improve. Can we get 100% next week?

The most challenging part of the day was commenting on the blog with difficult words from your story and a link with more information about your story's topic.

Out of 75 total students, 17 people posted a comment. That's 23%.
Out of those 17 students, 4 correctly followed the directions for how to "sign" the post. That's 24% of the students who commented, 5% of all students.

Let's talk about how to complete that part of the assignment. This was not something we had specifically practiced ahead of time, but now that everyone's had a chance to attempt it, let's discuss how to make it go more smoothly next week.

Now let's think about power. What power do you have over your reading skills with the Monday routine? Write your ideas on the exit slip from Mrs. C.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

week of Aug. 31 root words

1. magna=great
2. animus=spirit, alive
3. biblio=books
4. phobia=fear
5. ped=foot
6. burs=purse
7. ar=a person who

Sunday, August 23, 2015

week of Aug. 23 root words

1. be=on or around
2. dict=to speak
3. ex=outside, former, or beyond
4. turb=to throw into disorder
5. im=not
6. aero=air
7. phobia=fear

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Week of Aug. 17 root words

1. flu=flow or blow
2. tri=three
3. un=not or opposite
4. crudus=raw or rough

Thursday, August 13, 2015

8-12-15 journal

What is power to you?
What positive powers do you have?
How do you gain power in your life?

How do you use power in your life? 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

week of Aug. 11 root words

1. voc=call
2. a=not
3. cata=with
4. lyst=breakdown
5. counter=against or opposite

We will take a quiz over these roots on Friday. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

925: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: September 15

WORDS TO KNOW:  
accomplishments
anniversary
athletes
census
Honduras
independent
numerous
origin
prize
singers

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924: Tonita Pena: Artist of the Pueblos

WORDS TO KNOW:  
according
attended
ceremonies
collections
culture
museum
painting
pueblo
talent
Tonita

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923: King of the Road: The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

WORDS TO KNOW:  
built
designed
fame
famous
military
motorcycle
powerful
recognition
streamlined
worldwide

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922: Ralph Bunche: First African American Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

WORDS TO KNOW:  
building
Bunche
conflicts
decolonization
fairness
Harvard
international
monument
Ralph
renowned

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921: Diego Rivera: Master Mural Painter

WORDS TO KNOW:  
considered
Diego
express
huge
incorporate
influences
large
managed
Mexico
murals
radical

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917: The USS Arizona: A Most Unique and Fitting Memorial

WORDS TO KNOW:
bottom
ceremonies
contains
leaking
memorial
pearl
underwater
USS Arizona

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916: Girls at Bat: The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

WORDS TO KNOW:  
baseball
behavior
delight
engaged
improve
league
participation
professional
stereotype
strict


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915: J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-earth

WORDS TO KNOW:  
certainly
contributions
genre
including
inhabited
inkling
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
languages
literature
refined

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914: Joining East and West: Chinese Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad

WORDS TO KNOW:  
dangerous
engineering
hazardous
Mexican
previously
required
Sierra
two-thirds
without

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913: Gwendolyn Brooks: African American Pulitzer Prize Poet

WORDS TO KNOW:  
Allen
audience
bronze
Brooks
Brownsville
fascinated
Gwendolyn
Illinois
laureate
Mecca
observations
philosophy
poems
position
published
Pulitzer

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912: Roy Campanella: Baseball's Legendary Catcher

WORDS TO KNOW:  
agile
Baltimore
charity
Elites
exceptionally
desegregate
organizations
paralyzed
Philadelphia
physical
Roy Campanella
semiprofessional
unencumbered
unfortunately

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910: To the Shores of Tripoli: The Marine's Hymn

WORDS TO KNOW:  
Algiers
Barbary
blockaded
corps
crews
Decatur
engaged
European
government
incident
indignant
inspiration
international
lieutenant
Mediterranean
Philadelphia
respect
seized
squadron
tribute
Tripoli
Tunis

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909: The Human Skeletal System: A Collection of Bones

WORDS TO KNOW:  
appendicular
approximately
axial
birth
bone
cancellous
compact
essential
fuse
membrane
muscular
nourishment
periosteum
phosphorous
skeleton
spongy
sternum



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908: The Human Heart: A Great Circulation Pump

WORDS TO KNOW:  
aorta
artery
atria
chambers
circulating
dioxide
nutrients
oxygen
oxygenated
pulmonary
septum
transmit
vein
ventricle
vessel

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907: A Disaster Waiting to Happen: The Johnstown Flood

WORDS TO KNOW:  
Alleghany
avoided
barbed
collapse
destruction
disasters
engineers
industrial
inhabitants
Johnstown
leaks
maintain
massive
Pennsylvania
planning
reservoir
system
thunderclap

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905: Mount Rushmore: Four Famous Faces

WORDS TO KNOW:  
Borglum
calculated
carvings
chisels
Dakota
determined
durable
dynamite
glutton
Gutzon
marvel
memorial
Roosevelt
Rushmore

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904: It's All in Your Head: The Amazing Human Brain

WORDS TO KNOW:  
bodily
callosum
cerebellum
cerebrum
circulating
communication
complex
coordination
digesting
hemisphere
involuntary
medulla
necessary

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903: Smoking: A Deadly Habit

WORDS TO KNOW:  
advisable
anniversary
campaigns
cigars
circulation
companies
detrimental
developing
disease
excess
frequently
glamorous
heroin
illusion
incidence
ingredient
monoxide
nicotine
pressure
quitting
respiratory
studies
teenagers

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902: Pizza: A Favorite Through the Ages

WORDS TO KNOW:  
Aeneid
Cato
excavation
immigrants
industry
Margherita
mozzarella
Naples
peasant
pizzaiola
Pompeii
population
Virgil
Vesuvius


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901: The Iditarod: The Last Great Dog Sled Race

WORDS TO KNOW:  
Anchorage
blizzard
commemorative
designed
diphtheria
endurance
Iditarod
isolated
mushers
Nenana
Nome
terrain
tremendous
tundra

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

825: Buffalo Soldiers: African American Trailblazers

WORDS TO KNOW:   
African
American
buffalo
civil
during
fought
integrated
miles
regiments
soldiers
stamina
trailblazers
wars

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824: Olympics: An Ancient Tradition

WORDS TO KNOW:   
ancient
celebrations
course
fewer
Greek
highlight
important
millions
Olympics
originated
qualified
religious
sporting
worldwide

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823: Graphite Reactor: The World's First Nuclear Reactor

WORDS TO KNOW:   
contributions
create
graphite
important
nuclear
project
reactor
reasons
ridge
security
visiting
visitors

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822: Hispanic Heritage

WORDS TO KNOW:   
according
Americans
census
culture
descendants
Hispanic
important
Indies
people
result
Spanish

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821: Pacific Coast: The Last Frontier

WORDS TO KNOW:   
Alaska
coast
continental
diversity
Oregon
Pacific
region
rich
treasures
United States
Washington
western

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820: Southwestern United States: The Mighty Four

WORDS TO KNOW:   
American
Arizona
desert
enormous
establish
forest
landmarks
petrified
pueblos
ranches
region
southwestern

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819: Why Seven Wonders?

WORDS TO KNOW:   
buildings
canyon
centuries
Egypt
leaning
philosophy
Pisa
pyramids
monument
Taj Mahal
tower
wonders

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817: John James Audobon: A Natural Artist

WORDS TO KNOW:   
Audubon
eventually
famous
French
Haiti
James
judged
Kentucky
Louisville
partner
protection
publisher
southeastern
wildlife

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816: The Cherokee Trail of Tears: 1828 to 1839

WORDS TO KNOW:   
American
barefoot
Cherokee
citizen
continued
discover
government
gradually
ordered
removal
Tennessee
trail

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815: Olympic Torchbearers: Keepers of the Flame

WORDS TO KNOW:   
Amsterdam
announced
coworkers
extinguish
inspired
introduced
modern
Olympics
ordinary
overcome
symbolized
torchbearers

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814: Oak Ridge: Secret City

WORDS TO KNOW:   
atomic
beginnings
cheaper
commission
course
laboratory
Manhattan
nations
potential
rowing
scientific
technically
Tennessee
uranium
weapons

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807: Roberto Clemente: Baseball Superstar and Humanitarian

WORDS TO KNOW:   
association
considered
graduated
Hispanic
humanitarian
minor leagues
national
Nicaragua
Pittburgh
Puerto Rican
Puerto Rico
Roberto Clemente
waived

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806: Ancient Greeks: Ancestors of Today

WORDS TO KNOW:  
ancient
architects
civilization
colleges
columns
democracy
explanation
Greece
Homer
philosopher
similarities
Socrates
still

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

722: Do Paleontologists Carry Pails?

WORDS TO KNOW:
actually
equipment
evidence
field
fossils
information
knowledge
knowing
machines
paleontologist
prehistoric
protect
scientists
specialized
technical

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721: Getting There from Here

WORDS TO KNOW:
carriages
certainly
efficiently
invented
invention
locomotive
planetary
prehistoric
question
simply
stagecoaches
supersonic
wagons
watercraft

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720: Japanese Americans: Innocent Prisoners During World War II

WORDS TO KNOW:
beginning
California
deprived
executive
generation
government
Hawaii
immediately
imprisonment
Issei
Japanese
liberties
mainland
Nisei
relocation
survivors
wartime

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709: Ben Franklin: Author, Inventor, and Statesman

WORDS TO KNOW:
Benjamin
bifocals
colonies
conducted
health
invented
lending
Massachusetts
persuaded
Philadelphia
Poor Richard's Almanac
practical
published
revolution


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707: Susan LaFlesche Picotte: First Native American Woman Doctor

WORDS TO KNOW:
advocate
educated
government
Omaha
problems
prohibit
rapidly
reservation
Susan Laflesche Picotte
tribal
Walthill

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706: Tongass National Forest: America's Rainforest

WORDS TO KNOW:
Alaska
Cedar
concentrations
functions
harvested
preservation
rainforest
recreational
shoreline
timber
Tongass
undisturbed
wilderness

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703: Alligators: Prehistoric Reptiles

WORDS TO KNOW:
alligator
aggressive
centuries
creatures
dinosaur
lizards
Native Americans
nostrils
occasionally
pioneers
predators
propel
roamed
scaly
snouts
southeastern
species

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702: Ancient Egyptians Traveled to the New World

WORDS TO KNOW:
afterlife
arrived
believed
certain
devolved
difficult
Egyptians
embalming
important
included
jewelry
journey
mummies
objects
pyramids
servants
similar
tombs
wealthy

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422: The Azores: Portuguese Islands

WORDS TO KNOW:
Atlantis Island
Azores
exploration
military
Portugal
Portuguese
tourists
unspoiled
volcanoes
world

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421: Crispus Attucks: African American Patriot

WORDS TO KNOW:
believe
Boston Massacre
British
colonists
Crispus Attucks
England
martyr

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417: Mexico: U.S. Neighbor

WORDS TO KNOW:
American
beaches
century
country
Mexico
mountain
September
Spain
warmer
winter

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415: Wilbur and Orville Wright: The Flying Brothers

WORDS TO KNOW:
cultures
Dayton
faraway
fascinated
flying
gliders
globalization
invention
Orville Wright
Wilbur
young

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413: Gabriela Mistral: Teacher and Nobel Prize-Winning Author

WORDS TO KNOW:
afraid
American
Chile
Gabriela Mistral
literature
Lucila Godey Alcaya
Mexico
Nobel Prize
therefore

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