• No Vocabulary Words for the Week of May 14, 2018:  SCREADY 

     

    No Vocabulary Words for the Week of May 7, 2018:  SCREADY & PASS TESTING

     

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of April 30, 2018

    1. sphere: globe

    2. uni: one

    3. tri: three

    4. cent: hundred

    5. port: carry

    6. scop: examine

    7. man: hand

    8. ped: foot

    9. fin: end

    10. ject: throw

     

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of April 23, 2018

    1. bio: life

    2. cred: believe

    3. fil: threadlike

    4. firm: fix or settle

    5. flex: bend

    6. fort: strong

    7. hydr: water

    8. lum: light

    9. min: small or less

    10. mut: change

    11. nym: name

    12. rupt: break

    13. spec: see

    14. terra: earth or land

    15. therm: heat

    16. cycle: circular

    17. hemi: half

    18. ology: study of

    19. tri: three

    20. fin: end

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of April 16, 2018

    1. prefix: a word part that is added to the front of a base word to change the meaning of that word

    2. suffix: a word part that is added to the end of a base word to change the meaning of that word

    3. under: beneath; not enough

    4. over: above; too much

    5. dis/non/un: not or the opposite of

    6. in/im: inside or not

    7. out: outside or beyond

    8. mis: bad or wrong

    9. pre: before

    10. re: again

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of April 9, 2018

    1. theme: a message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader

    2. moral: a lesson that a story teaches; often stated at the end of a fable

    3. conflict: a struggle between opposing forces

    4. internal conflict: conflict that occurs within a character

    5. external conflict: involves a character who struggles against a force outside him – or herself, such as nature, physical obstacle, or another character

    6. main/central idea: the most important idea about a topic that a writer or speaker conveys

    7. counterargument: an  argument made to oppose another argument; opposing viewpoints

    8. fable: a brief tale told to illustrate a moral or tech a lesson

    9. symbol: a person, a place, an object, an animal, or an activity that stands for something beyond itself

    10. dialogue: written conversation between two or more characters

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of March 26, 2018

    1. effective: successful in producing a desired or intended result

    2. characterization: the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character

    3. majestic: having or showing impressive beauty or dignity

    4. idle: not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing

    5. gaudy: excessively showy; cheaply showy in a flashy way

    6. mockingly: to mimic; to imitate

    7. indignation: anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment

    8. sauntered: walk in a slow, relaxed manner, without hurry or effort

    9. plumage: a bird's feathers

    10. maltreated: to treat cruelly or roughly; abuse

     

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of March 19, 2018

    1. theme: a message about life or human nature that the writer shares with the reader

    2. purpose: an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

    3. entertain: to hold the attention of pleasantly or agreeable; amuse 

    4. persuade: to change others’ feelings, beliefs, or actions

    5. inform: impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

    6. summarize: to briefly retell the main idea of a piece of writing in one’s own words

    7. paraphrase: is the restating of information  in one’s own words

    8. explain: to give the reason for or cause of

    9. explicit: fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; leaving nothing merely implied 

    10. implicit:  implied, rather than expressly stated

     

    No Vocabulary Words for the Week of March 12, 2018

     

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of March 5, 2018

    1. memoir: a form of autobiographical writing in which a writer shares his or her personal experiences and shares his or her personal experiences and observations of important events or people

    2. biography: a true account of a person’s life, written by another person

    3. autobiography: a writer’s account of his or her own life

    4. first-person point of view: the narrator is the character in the story

    5. third-person point of view: the narrator is not a character in the story

    6. chronological order: the arrangement of events in the order of occurrence

    7. sequence: order of events

    8. primary source: materials created by people who witnessed or took part in the event they supply

    Examples:  Letters, diaries, autobiographies, and eyewitness accounts are primary sources.

    1. secondary source: materials created by people who were not directly involved in the event or even present when it occurred

    Examples:  Encyclopedias, textbooks, biographies, and most news articles are secondary sources.

    1. quotations: exact words from the subject as well as from people who knew the subject

    2. informational text: writing that provides factual information

    3. credibility: the believability or trustworthiness of a source and the information it provides

    4. renovation: upgrade; restoration

    5. vindicate: justify

    6. obligate: require

    7. eclectic: assorted; diverse

    8. depose: overthrow; remove

    9. galvanize: excite; inspire 

    10. achieve: to perform or carry out with success; accomplish

    11. principle: a rule or standard, especially of good behavior

     

     

    No Vocabulary Words for the Week of February 26, 2018

     

     

    Old Yeller Vocabulary Words for the Week of February 19, 2018

    1. roost: a perch on which birds or bats rest or sleep

    2. shabby: showing signs of wear and tear

    3. flinch: draw back, as with fear or pain

    4. foul: highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

    5. maul: injure badly

    6. mournful: expressing sorrow

    7. hilt: the handle of a sword or dagger

    8. knoll: a small natural hill

    9. frazzle: exhaust physically or emotionally

    10. fretful: nervous and unable to relax

     

     

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of February 12, 2018

    **This week's vocabulary words are coming from the novel, Old Yeller.

    1. solemn: dignified and somber in manner or character

    2. shudder: tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement

    3. sumptuous: rich and superior in quality

    4. tallow: a hard substance used for making soap and candles

    5. roan: having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or grey

    6. hideous: grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror

    7. heave: lift or elevate

    8. venison: meat from a deer used as food

    9. writhing: moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion

    10. stench: a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant

     

     

     

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of February 5, 2018

    1. conflict:  struggle faced by the main character in a story

    2. exposition:  provides important background information and introduces the setting and characters

    3. rising action:  events occur that make the story’s conflict more complicated

    4. climax:  most exciting part of a story

    5. falling action:  follows the climax and eases the tension of the story

    6. resolution:  reveals how the story’s problem or conflict gets solved

    7. character traits:  all the aspects of a person's behavior and attitude that make up that person's personality

    1. explain: to give the reason for or cause of

    2. analyze: breakdown into components

    3. describe: to tell or depict in written or spoken words

     

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of January 29, 2018

    Items 1-9 are coming from the novel, Old Yeller.

    1. chaparral: thorny shrubs and small trees

    2. lunging: moving forward suddenly

    3. nub: a small piece

    4. poultice: a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation

    5. romping: playing in a rough, boisterous way

    6. rowdy: rough and disorderly

    7. slung: thrown, cast, or hurled

    8. speckled: spotted; freckled; dotted

    9. squalling: screaming or crying loudly

    10. annotate: to make notes as you read to aid and increase comprehension

    11. draw conclusions: make a judgement or arrive at a belief based on evidence, experience, and reasoning

    12. evaluate: to examine something carefully and to judge its value or worth

     

     

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of January 22, 2018

    1. rhyme: the repetition of sounds at the end of words

    2. end rhyme: rhyming words come at the end of lines

    3. rhyme scheme: a pattern of end rhymes in a poem

    4. meter: a regular, repeated pattern of rhythm

    5. symbol: a person, a place, an object, or an activity that stands for something beyond itself

    6. theme: the message about life or human nature that the author wants to share

    7. speaker: In poetry the speaker is the voice that “talks” to the reader similar to the narrator in fiction.  The speaker is not necessarily the poet.

    8. narrative poetry: poetry that tells a story, often describing a particular event

    9. foreshadowing: a technique in which a writer provides a hint that suggests future events.

    10. refrain: one or more lines repeated in each stanza of a poem.

    11. tone: the attitude of the speaker or narrator

    12. mood: the feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader

    13. rhythm: the musical quality created by the alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry.  Poets use rhythm to emphasize ideas and to create moods

     

     

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of January 15, 2018

    1. bi: both

    2. ultra: beyond

    3. ethno: race; culture

    4. lumen/luc/lum: light

    5. magna: large

    6. miss/mitt: send

    7. reg: king

    8. tend/tens/tenu: stretch

    9. viv/vict: live

    10. duct: lead

    11. cycle: circle

    12. arch: rule

    13. tempo: time

    14. hydr: water

    15. graph: write

    16. geo: earth

    17. phone: sound, voice

    18. auto: self, same

    19. ism: an action or characteristic

    20. anti: opposite or against

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Vocabulary Words for the Week of January 8, 2018

    1. Figurative Language: words are used in an imaginative way to express ideas that are not literally true
    2. Simile: a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things using the words like or as
    3. Hyperbole: exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
    4. Alliteration: the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
    5. Metaphor: a comparison of two things that are basically unlike but have some qualities in common
    6. **Personification: the giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
    7. Onomatopoeia: the use of sound words  (Ex.  Pop! Swoosh! Zap!)  
    8. Oxymoron: a short phrase that combines two normally contradictory terms (Ex.  “That building is a little bit big and pretty ugly.”)
    9. **Irony: a contrast between what is expected and what actually exists or happens.  Exaggeration and sarcasm are techniques writers use to express irony.
    10. **Imagery: consist of words and phrases that appeal to a reader’s five senses; Writers use sensory details to help the reader imagine how things look, feel, smell, sound, and taste.
    11. **Emotional Appeal: a message that creates strong feelings in order to make a point
    12. **Claim: a writer’s position on an issue or problem
    13. **Synonym: a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another in the language (Ex.  happy, joyful, elated)
    14. **Context Clues: the words or phrases surrounding the word that provide hints about the word’s meaning
    15. **Anecdote: a short account of an event that is usually intended to entertain or make a point
    16. **Counterargument: an argument made to oppose another argument

    ** = Benchmark Terms