respite– a temporary delay (noun)
retort– a quick or sharp reply (noun)
revere– to have great respect for (verb)
rivalry– competition with others (noun)
romp– to play in a rough, noisy way (verb)
rummage– to search in a messy way (verb)
saturate– to soak completely (verb)
savor– to enjoy the taste, smell, or moment of something (verb)
Welcome back students and parents. I hope everyone is refreshed and motivated for the new year, 2020.
This week in Language arts, students will be working on the following:
Monday- Students wrote long term and short term personal/academic goals for the new year and semester. The class discussed the importance of setting goals and working toward them.
Tuesday- There was a mini lesson on the literary concept of tone/mood in writing. Students learned how to define the concepts and identify them in a selection of argumentative writing in preparation for writing their own argumentative essay.
Wednesday-Thursday- Students analyzed the tone used by two different authors writing from two different sides of an argument.
Friday- Tier Two Quiz, journal prompt check & reading.
ravenous-greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction (adj.)
refute-to prove incorrect (v.)
relentless– steady; constant (adj)
relish– to enjoy with pleasure (verb)
reluctant– doubtful about or unwilling (adj)
remorse– regret due to guilt for deeds in the past (noun)
reprimand– to criticize or scold strongly for bad behavior (verb)
resilience– ability to recover from misfortune (noun)
prudence– good judgment; common sense (noun)
pungent-having a sour or bitter smell or taste (adj)
quest– adventurous search in an attempt to achieve a goal (noun)
rapport– a friendly relationship (noun)
rapt-deeply interested (adj)
reconcile-to settle by agreement; to make friendly again (verb)
refuge– a safe place; protection from danger (noun)
regalia– special fine or decorative clothing (noun)
Monday- Introduction to the author “Charles Dickens” and 19th Century child labor practices.
Tuesday- Field Trip to view the play “A Christmas Carol”
Wednesday/Thursday- Writing task analyzing the Symbolism in the play.
Friday- Make up assignment Day
pliant-easily molded or shaped (adj)
poignant-very emotionally touching (adj)
precarious– dangerously unstable, not secure (adj)
prevail– to triumph over difficult conditions; to be successful (verb)
prodigious– amazing; incredibly huge (adj)
profound– deeply felt (adj)
proliferate-to grow or increase rapidly (verb)
prosperity-success; a state of being well off or having good fortune (noun)
melancholy– gloomy; sad (adj)
melodramatic– marked by exaggerated emotions (adj)
merit– a quality worthy of reward or honor (noun)
meticulous– very careful or too careful about small details (adj)
morbid– unusually focused on the gloomy or gruesome (adj)
mortify– to cause to feel extreme embarrassment or shame (verb)
nonchalant– having a cool, casual, and confident manner (adj)
novel– new and different (adj)
Please study for your sentence structure test. The tier two words for this week will be on the test as well.
Monday- Students will review Subjects & predicates and apply it to their understanding of identifying fragments, run-ons & sentences. Homework sheet will be assigned
Tuesday- Students will examine sentence structure and take notes and commence the myth Phaethon and complete a myth analysis sheet.
Wednesday- Complete the Myth assignment on Phaethon with assigned task and commence embedded assessment #2, writing a myth to explain a natural phenomenon.
Thursday- Review sentence structure understanding using Kahoot
Friday- Test on sentence Structure, fragments & run-ons and Tier two words.
jubilant– extremely joyful (adj)
lament– to regret deeply or mourn (verb)
lavish– excessive in cost or quantity (adj)
literal– meaning exactly what is said (adj)
loiter– to stay in an area and do nothing (verb)
malevolent-having evil intentions (adj)
meager– lacking in quality or quantity (adj)
mediate -to work with opposing sides to settle or resolve a disagreement (verb)