• Workshop 4 - Bullies Beware
    In these texts, students explore why some kids become bullies and what they can do if they become a bully's victim.
    Academic Vocabulary
    -unite (verb)                  -struggle (noun)
    -convince (verb)          -expert (noun)
    -pressure (noun)           -insist (verb)
    -physical (adjective)    -nervous (adjective)
    -injure (verb)                 -incident (noun)
    Word Study
    Context Clues - the words around an unfamiliar word are the "context" for the word. These words can give you clues to determine the meaning.
    Compound Words - a word made up of two smaller words
    -Using correct verb tense by identifying present-tense and past-tense verbs
    -Using commas in a series to separate a list of the same kinds of words
    Workshop 8 - Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Gross
    In these texts, readers discover how personal eating habits and cultural preferences shape food choices.
    Academic Vocabulary
    -nutritious (adjective)      -prefer (verb)
    -appealing (adjective)   -satisfy (verb)
    -variety (noun)                 -habit (noun)
    -average (adjective)      -adjust (verb)
    -neglect (verb)                -necessity (noun)
    Word Study
    Synonyms - words that have similar meanings
    Suffixes - a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word and changes the meaning or part of speech of the word
    -Using adjectives ending in -er to compare two nouns or adjectives ending in -est to compare three or more nouns
    -Correcting sentence fragments by adding a subject or a verb to form a complete sentence
    Workshop 5 - Secrets of the Mummy's Tomb
    These texts are not for the squeamish! Be prepared to take a close-up look inside a mummy's tomb.
    Academic Vocabulary
    -examine (verb)            -investigate (verb)
    -preserve (verb)             -task (noun)
    -construct (verb)           -system (noun)
    -symbol (noun)              -transport (verb)
    -material (noun)            -value (noun)
    Word Study
    Homophones - words that sound alike but have different spellings and meanings
    Idioms - a phrase that means something different from the separate meanings of the words in the phrase.
    -Using irregular verbs in present and past-tense forms
    -Using commas with introductory words or phrases at the beginning of a sentence
    Workshop 9 - No Small Hero
    This workshop features one little girl who took a big step through a school door to open doors for generatiosn to come.
    Academic Vocabulary
    -serious (adjective)          -ignore (verb)
    -frightened (adjective)   -surround (verb)
    -influence (verb)              -confusion (noun)
    -admire (verb)                  -imitate (verb)
    -opportunity (noun)         -finally (adverb)
    Word Study
    Noun Endings - How to change a noun to show more than one person, place, or thing, by adding different variations of a plural ending or changing an irregular noun completely
    Using A Dictionary - Using guide words at the top of a dictionary page to identify the first and last words listed on those pages to identify anything in between
    -Using adverbs to describe a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
    -Using quotation marks to show the exact words or dialogue of a speaker