Monday, March 23, 2015

Root Words Review

PRE/POSTTEST: UNIT 9 (121-135)

ROOT
ROOT MEANING
ROOT
ROOT MEANING
cand
white, light, or shining 
micro
small 
circ
ring or around 
min
small
farious
ways or sides 
mort
death 
flam, flag
 fire
multi
 many
form
shape 
pend
 hang
frang/frag/fract
break 
roy, rag
 king
ible 
able 
simi 
 like
journ
 daily
tribute
 give
mari
sea 


Saturday, March 21, 2015

week of March 23 root words

1. flam/flag=fire
2. pend=hang
3. micro=small
4. cand=white, light, or shining
5. min=small

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Week of March 16 root words

1. circ=ring or around
2. roy/rag=king
3. tribute=give
4. simi=like
5. multi=many
6. farious=ways or sides

Thursday, March 12, 2015

619: Rap Music: Its Historical Beat

WORDS TO KNOW: 
addition
Bronx
celebrate
ceremonies
chanting
critics
cultures
featuring
interested
Philadelphia
reflected
rhythms
supporters
Washington

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520: The Metric System: Counting by Ten

WORDS TO KNOW: 
confusing
equator
grams
invented
metric
multiplying
ounce
scientists


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712: King Tutankhamen's Tomb: A True Treasure Chest

WORDS TO KNOW: 
ancient
archaeologists
Carnarvon
carvings
chamber
coffin
consisted
depicting
pharaohs
photographed
tomb
treasures
Tut

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809: Pearl Harbor: Surprise Attack

WORDS TO KNOW:
airbases
carriers
Congress
Hawaiian
horizontal
initial
Japanese
Pearl Harbor
reinforce
submarines
successful
surprise
warplane



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424: Native North Americans: The First Settlers

WORDS TO KNOW: 
American
culture
Europeans
Native Nations
reservations
settlers
thousands
traditional
treaties

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

314: The Birth of a River

WORDS TO KNOW: 
basins
brooks
bubbling
continues
empties
hundreds
soil
stream
tributaries
wondered

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906: Geronimo: A Fearless Fighter

WORDS TO KNOW: 
Apache
appeared
cavalrymen
daunting
Geronimo
legend
obscure
Oklahoma
parade
Roosevelt
scarce
superior
surrendered
threatened
tribal
willingness
yawn

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310: Jesse Owens: Olympic Athlete

WORDS TO KNOW: 
advice
African
Alabama
athlete
broad
congratulate
great
helped
Germany
Hitler
Olympics
sharecropper
speeches

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201: The Panama Canal: A Sea Path

WORDS TO KNOW:
average
canal
cement
coast
cruise
doctors
gave
lock
one
Panama
piece
ship
water

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623: Cinco de Mayo: A Celebration of Spirit

WORDS TO KNOW:
celebrate
Cinco de Mayo
fiercely
holiday
opportunity
overwhelming
parades
Puebla

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918: Walter Payton: Football Legend and Philanthropist

WORDS TO KNOW:
available
competition
established
excelled
fund
illness
issue
organ
organization
publicity
skyrocket

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805: Animals: How Do We Tell Them Apart?

WORDS TO KNOW: 
alligator
backbone
classifying
invertebrates
mammals
particular
reptile
separately
vertebrates

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911: The X Games: Extreme Sports

WORDS TO KNOW: 
department
enthusiast
established
exhibition
extreme
filling
luge
outgrowth
participants
popularity
profitable
programming
publicity
skateboarding
sponsors
trails
united

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802: Where in the World Did They Get Their Names?

WORDS TO KNOW: 
Amazon
Blarney
castle
descriptive
discovered
headdresses
interesting
Ireland
ironic
legend
Magellan
natives
ocean
peaceful
Spanish
tourists
unusual

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701: Polar Exploration

WORDS TO KNOW: 
Admiral Byrd
Antarctica
attention
attracted
controlled
explorations
geographers
geologists
interested
magnetic
mapmaker
modern
nations
Norway
Norwegian
Roald Amundesen
Robert Peary
Ottar
Portugal
scientific
ventured

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901: The Iditarod: The Last Great Dog Sled Race

WORDS TO KNOW: 

601: Water: What Would We Do Without It?

WORDS TO KNOW: 
between
conservation
conserving
dishes
evaporation
faucets
granted
important
necessary
numerous
precipitation
seriously
sink
supply
toilets
underground
water

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801: Greek Columns: Capital Differences

WORDS TO KNOW: 
architecture
capital
carvings
coliseum
Corinthean
decorated
Doric
elaborately
elegant
Greek
Ionic
Roman
slender
Spartans
temples

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401: Wind: Friend or Foe?

WORDS TO KNOW: 
continually
determine
destroyed
electricity
generates
Holland
hurricane
property
surrounding

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304: Sponges: Simple Animals

WORDS TO KNOW: 
barrel
beautiful
capture
constantly
encrusting
freestanding
kitchen
man-made
multicellular
pore-bearing
scientific
simplest
sponges
volume
wonder

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303: Is It a Solid, a Liquid, or a Gas?

WORDS TO KNOW: 
atoms
container
different
example
liquid
mass
modeling
scientists
solid
universe
world

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302: Yangtze River

WORDS TO KNOW: 
China
floods
important
middle
mountains
pretty
ships
thousands
villages
Yangtze
zigzag

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301: White, Brown, and Black: The Bear Facts

WORDS TO KNOW: 
berries
climb
curved
grizzlies
hump
interior
lighter
mammals
marine
ringed
smallest
special

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

514: Glaciers: Nature's Bulldozers

WORDS TO KNOW: 
bulldozers
compacted
described
eventually
forces
glace
glacier
mountains
overflows
powerful
vivid

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513: Communities: Village, Towns, and Cities

WORDS TO KNOW: 
available
communities
department
financial
government
manufacturing
services
suburb
villages

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512: Nessie: The Loch Ness Monster

WORDS TO KNOW: 
according
disappointing
equipment
evidence
Loch Ness
lowered
Nessie
perhaps
photographic
revealed
Scotland
thirty
various

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511: Paint: A Splash of Color

WORDS TO KNOW: 
beginning
chemicals
container
decorative
expression
history
illustrate
latex
particles
period
pigment
prehistoric
protect
religious
Renaissance
throughout

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510: Bamboo: Useful Grass

WORDS TO KNOW: 
asparagus
bamboo
canebrakes
container
decorated
decoration
eastern
furniture
hemispheres
hollow
instruments
pickled
smooth
swamplands
united
useful

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509: Totem Poles: Silent Storytellers

WORDS TO KNOW: 
Alaska
ancient
animals
curved
eagle
decay
depending
distinguished
dorsal
identified
important
purpose
raven
totem
vegetables


508: A Rock Is a Rock, Or Is It?

WORDS TO KNOW: 
climate
constantly
determine
different
identified
igneous
metamorphic
minerals
molten
pressure
remains
scientists
sedimentary

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507: Chopsticks: A Chinese Invention

WORDS TO KNOW: 
Chinese
chopsticks
Confucius
dynasty
invented
Japan
knives
kuai-ia (to pronounce it correctly, say "kwah-I")
materials
philosopher
poisoned
rotten
sandalwood
slaughterhouse
spread
Vietnam

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506: Pandas: Not All Black and White

WORDS TO KNOW: 
adorable
America
appearance
bamboo
central
considerably
corner
friendly
hibernate
important
literally
mammal
panda
raccoon
resembles
shoots
stalks
striped
surprised

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505: Rome: A City Built on a Legend

WORDS TO KNOW: 
argument
daughter
decided
dedicating
entertaining
founded
inherit
jealous
legend
nephews
Numitor
Palatine
Remus
Rome
Romulus
Tiber
unfortunately


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504: Plants on the Defensive

WORDS TO KNOW: 
cacti
disease
defend
desert
discourages
disease
elements
enemies
harmless
itching
mountains
odor
protecting
poisonous
poisons
pokeberry
quite
themselves
thorns
unpleasant

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503: Roadrunners: Full Speed Ahead!

WORDS TO KNOW: 
ability
although
consequently
cuckoo
dangling
distinct
extremely
famous
grasshoppers
include
outrun
members
powerful
prefers
proceed
rarely
rattlesnake
roadrunners
rodents
scorpions

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502: Bones: Living Tissue

WORDS TO KNOW: 
calcium
compact
contained
exercise
fusion
hundreds
infants
marrow
organs
overall
phosphorous
product
realize
smallest
spongy
sufficient
vegetables

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501: All About Seeds

WORDS TO KNOW:
anchor
conditions
covering
germination
growing
hardly
important
include
pinecone
protected
protective
regardless
strawberry
scale
seed
surface

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901: The Iditarod: The Last Great Dog Sled Race

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

102: Mexican Hat Dance

WORDS TO KNOW: 
brim
direction
fiesta
heel
Mexican
partners
repeated
sombrero

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101: All About Plants

WORDS TO KNOW:
bend
carries
cactus
different
flowers
others
plant
roots
seeds
soil
stem
sunlight
things

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

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Week of March 9 Root Words

1. mort=death
2. journ=daily
3. mari=sea
4. form=shape
5. frang/frag/fract=break
6. ible=able

March 9 Journal

Choose a topic: 
a. I don’t know why___________ 
b. I hope I’ll never__________
c. Most people don’t know________

POETRY CONTEST

I challenged you earlier this year with a local poetry contest and we had two winners. Who's up for a bigger competition with bigger prizes? This one has a twist: you have to record yourself performing your poem. The cool thing is that your video could earn you a scholarship and a trip to Texas. Who's in?

Check it out at www.lightthestage.org!
Also see the official rules.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

220: Guide Dogs: Helpful Pets

WORDS TO KNOW:
alarm
buses
deaf
flip
guide
independent
lead
lifelines
objects
owners
physical
restaurants
Seeing Eye
wheelchair

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214: Marco Polo: A World Traveler

WORDS TO KNOW:
along
believe
camels
compass
deserts
Marco
silk
travel
Venice

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

210: Thomas Edison: An American Inventor

WORDS TO KNOW:
airless
covered
electric
famous
flickered
forty
glass
globe
invented
light bulb
steady
thin wire

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Monday, March 2, 2015

114: The Sun and Energy

WORDS TO KNOW:
animals
causes
closest
heat
energy
explosions
miles
million
much
released
solar
sunlight
thousands

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Unit 8 Roots Words Review

PRE/POSTTEST: UNIT 8 (106-120)

ROOT
ROOT MEANING
ROOT
ROOT MEANING
as
to
sent 
feeling
awk
wrong; left-handed
solv, solu
to loosen
crim
crime or accuse
son
sound
cron
time
tone, ton
tone
cur
care
tort, tor
twist
disci
learn
ultra
beyond
dur
hard or lasting
vari
changeable, diverse, or speckled
ent
inclined to
vest
garment 
fix
to fix
ward
direction; guard
in
not


Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 2 Journal

What was the best thing about reading books as a kid? 

Week of March 2 root words

This list seems easy after last week's test, right?

1. vest=garment
2. vari=changeable, diverse, or speckled
3. ward=direction; guard
4. awk=wrong; left-handed
5. ultra=beyond
6. mort=death