Sunday, February 28, 2016

week of Feb. 29 root words

roy/rag=king
tribute=give
simi=like
multi=many
farious=ways or sides
flam/flag=fire
pend=hang

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

ROOTS TEST REVIEW

Friday is our next big roots test. Don't forget that you practice and review using the review games posted on this page. Look at the right side of the page and scroll down past the ECA practice questions (the blue boxes) and digital books. The next section has review games.

If you are reading this on a phone, you'll need to look at the web view of the page to see them. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

interview presentations

By now, you should have written 5 interview journals- one for each story in your packet.
Today, you are choosing one to expand upon and present to the class.

You will work in groups of 2 or 3. Each person must participate in the presentation- playing a role as an interviewer or interviewee.

Your journal writing will not be enough- it's just a place to start. You will need to add more dialogue and content to your interview.

You will have today and tomorrow to plan and create your interview.

Type it and print a copy for each person in your group so you're ready to present on Wednesday.

Your presentation/interview must include: 

1. Each group member participates in the presentation- 5 points
2. Interesting/fun/creative- 5 points
3. 5 facts from the story- 5 points each (25 points total)
4. Speak loudly enough for all to hear- 5 points

This is a total of 40 points. It is a summative grade.

You will also receive 50 points for being a positive audience member. You will lose points for talking during others' presentations or doing other things when you should be listening. This will be a separate summative grade.

You will also complete a page with important information learned from the presentations. This will be another summative grade.





Sunday, February 21, 2016

week of Feb. 22 root words

journ=daily
mari=sea
form=shape
frang/frag/fract=break
ible=able
circ=ring or around

Sunday, February 14, 2016

week of Feb. 15 root words

vest=garment
vari=changeable, diverse, or speckled
ward=direction; guard
awk= wrong; left-handed
ultra=beyond
mort=death

Saturday, February 6, 2016

week of Feb. 8 root words

son=sound
as=to
solv/solu=to loosen
in=not
ent=inclined to
disci=learn
tort/tor=twist
tone/ton=tone