Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


  • Your project for your Book of the Month (nonfiction) is due by March 29.   You should have already signed up for your book.

Create an external text feature  (one) for your individual book -- one your book doesn't already have.   See the rubrics available in the classroom and also available to download and print here. 

Bk of Mnth Rubrics 2 for External Text Features(2).doc

explanation of project.docx 

See more information under the tab above for Book of the Month. 

  • Cave Time Intervention is Available Tuesday through Friday of this week. 
  • This week first priority is given to failing students.
  • Last Friday was the last day for passing students to hand in revised or late work.
  • Last Friday was the last day to hand in extra credit.
Group work for the assigned group:

And here's another part of the story:  the story of the part of the expedition on the other side of Antarctica.

Answer the questions you've been given. 

Self-Starter:  Finish up chapters 6-10 goldenrod papers, and work on exercises for Chapters 11-17 and the Epilogue.

2)  "-ment" exercise

3)  Creating External Text Features

4)  Vocabulary/Spelling #16           Test on March  March 21
  •  Suffix to study:   -ment  which means 
                   action, state of, result of
Notice that -ment turns words (usually verbs)  into nouns.
Extra Credit is underlined.

1.     government       gov -  ern   - ment          
             Extra credit: “Govern” comes from a Latin word meaning “to steer” as in steering a ship.  

2.     equipment      e – quip – ment
                Extra credit:  “Equip” comes from an Old Norse (Scandinavia/Norwegian) word meaning “ship” because it originally had to do with fitting out (preparing everything needed for)  a ship.  
3.     environment      en-vi-ron-ment
                    Extra credit: “En” means “in.”   “Viron” comes from  “around, circle, turn.”

4.     amendment    a-mend-ment
                     Extra credit: “Amend” means to “correct, or to free from fault.”  (It has “mend” in it.)
                 Do you know about any of the amendments to the Constitution of the United States?

5) New Spelling List

Vocabulary/Spelling #17             Test on March 29
 Prefix to study:   re-  which means   again
1.    receive      Extra credit:    capere to take
          “i before e except after c”
2.    review        Extra credit:  vidēre, to see
3.    revise         Extra credit:  vidēre, to see
4.    revoke        Extra credit:  vocāre to call

More Shackleton Information:

Shackleton's Crew   and Timeline for Ice Story