Saturday, November 28, 2015

week of Nov. 30 roots

pub=grown up or adult
hyper=over or excessive

Sunday, November 22, 2015

week of Nov. 23 root words

mod=within bounds; manner
bar=weight or pressure

Sunday, November 15, 2015

week of Nov. 16 root words

log=word or speech
tract=to pull or drag

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

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

squiggly cut to match but not give it away


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.

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

design sticker
-outside label plan
-inside label plan
-give Mrs. C.
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
-choose places where this class can place them

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

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


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?


Sunday, November 1, 2015

week of Nov. 2 root words

sal/sult=to take
sphere=round shape
just=has to do with correctness, rightness, or law
dich=in two