Thursday, October 9, 2014

What Time Is It? 12:30? No…VOCABULARY TIME!

"It goes without question that vocabulary, a readers knowledge of the meaning of words and concepts, is central to success in reading."
This year one of our school-wide focuses is on vocabulary. In the 5th and 6th grade we are focusing on Greek and Latin Root Words. "An effective approach to vocabulary instruction is a morphological approach- more specifically, an approach that taps into the fact that a significant number of words, particularly academic words, in English are derived from Latin and Greek."

This week we have been working with the roots "fin" and "magn".


Just like Shakespeare, we invented the words below and came up with their definitions!



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