This Week at a Glance:

Greek/Latin Roots

Root - Meaning - Example (Spelling) Words
1. Aqua - Water - Aquamarine, Aquarium
2. Bio - Life - Biology, Biography
3. Gen - Birth - Generation, Progeny
4. Mater - Mother - Maternal, Maternity
5. Spec - See/Look - Inspect, Spectator

Vocabulary Terms

Vocabulary Terms:
affection
appeal
clasp
conspicuous
contribute
declare
eloquent
exhibit
ferry
immigrant
lofty
pedestal
persecute
poverty
unveil

This week at a glance

We began this week learning about the difference between a protagonist vs. an antagonist. We also have worked our way through the steps of the writing process from brainstorming to editing and revision while re-writing a narrative (Horton Hears a Who) from a different perspective (P.O.V.) of any one of the characters while ensuring to have each of the elements of the plot structure (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution). We are ending our week touching on mood and tone as we begin reading the short narrative "On the Sidewalk Bleeding" where students will be asked to identify the mood and tone of the story. We will continue this into the beginning of next week as we delve further into mood and tone as well as figurative language such as simile, metaphor and hyperbole.