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.
-unite (verb) -struggle (noun)
-convince (verb) -expert (noun)
-pressure (noun) -insist (verb)
-physical (adjective) -nervous (adjective)
-injure (verb) -incident (noun)
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.
-nutritious (adjective) -prefer (verb)
-appealing (adjective) -satisfy (verb)
-variety (noun) -habit (noun)
-average (adjective) -adjust (verb)
-neglect (verb) -necessity (noun)
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.
-examine (verb) -investigate (verb)
-preserve (verb) -task (noun)
-construct (verb) -system (noun)
-symbol (noun) -transport (verb)
-material (noun) -value (noun)
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.
-serious (adjective) -ignore (verb)
-frightened (adjective) -surround (verb)
-influence (verb) -confusion (noun)
-admire (verb) -imitate (verb)
-opportunity (noun) -finally (adverb)
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