• Writing

    Week of September 16-20, 2019

    Informational Writing

    Journal Entry #4

    H.W. due Friday, 09/20/19

    1. poly- = many or more than one  (Greek)

    2. theos- = God or god   (Greek)

    3. form- = shape   (Latin)

     

    How to do Mrs. Weaver’s Homework:  Stapled inside of the front cover.

    • I will give you at least three Latin or Greek terms and their meanings.  These are in the form of journal entries. 
    • Your homework is to look in a dictionary and find one English word which contains that Latin or Greek term and has a definition related to the meaning of the Latin or Greek term.
    • Write the Greek or Latin term and its meaning.
    • Skip a line.
    • Write the English word and one complete dictionary definition related to that Latin or Greek definition
    • Underline the Greek or Latin term inside of the English word and the word that is related to the meaning of the term.

    Example:

    1. port- = carry

        portable = capable of being carried

    1. trans- = across

        transport = to carry something across a distance

    1. auto- = self

           automobile = self-propelled

    BE  SURE  TO  SPELL,  CAPITALIZE, AND  PUNCTUATE EXACTLY AS WRITTEN  IN  THE  DICTIONARY!!

     

    How to Make Up Mrs. Weaver's Homework

    Must be turned in within one week of the original due date.

    How to make up homework

    • Do the homework that you missed.
    • Write “ Make-up” on the back of the homework.
    • Copy the following exactly!  
    • noun – a word for a person, place, or thing
    • pronoun – a word that replaces a noun.
    • (I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me)
    • proper noun – a noun that requires capitalization
    • (names of specific people, cities, countries, states, businesses, months, holidays)
    • adjective – word that describes a noun
    • (fat cat, slow dog, yellow sun, blue sky)
    • verb – word that shows action or a state of being
    • (run, jump, is, are)
    • adverb – word that tells how a verb happens
    • (ran quickly, ate slowly, sang badly)
    • conjunction – word that joins words, phrases
    • (and, but, or)
    • preposition – word that shows position or a relationship
    • (over, under, between)
    • between – divide between two things or people
    • among – divide among more than two things or people
    • is or was – used about one person or thing
    • are or were – used about more than one person or thing

     

    Monday, 09/16/19: Vocabulary for Informational Writing

    Tuesday, 09/16/19 and Friday, 09/20/19 Informational Writing

    • H.R.W. Interactive Lesson: Writing Informational Text

    • Introduction

    • Developing a Topic

    • Organizing Ideas

    • Introductions and Conclusions

    • Elaboration

    • Precise Language and Vocabulary

    • Formal Style

    • Student Model

    Wednesday, 09/18/19 (Periods 1,3,5) and Thursday, 09/19/19 (Periods 2,4,6)

    • Library

    • I-Ready Lessons (These are geared to the students' individual needs.)