Open Court- Fifth Grade Unit #4- Making a New Nation Lesson #3. The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Illustrated by Jeffrey Thompson. Word Knowledge & Selection Vocabulary . A Presentation by Claire Stoermer- Fruitvale School - Oakland. Word Knowledge.
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a word that sounds the same as another word,
but has a different meaning
Our youth group will meet in the churchyard in one hour.
Can you think of other sentences using these homophones?
Do you know any other homophones?
written form of a number
I will become eighteen years old on the same day my
great aunt turns eighty-one.
When do you use hyphens with the written form of numbers?
irregular plural nouns
American men, women, and children all had part in the American Revolution.
Can you name some more irregular plural nouns?
closed compound words
The moonlight shone through the window on the landscape painting over the mantle.
Can you list more compound words?
Use context clues, apposition, or word structure to
figure out the meanings of these vocabulary words.
Till in the silence around him he hears / The muster of men at the barrack door, / The sound of arms, and the tramp of feet…
While in the army, my brother lived in a small but comfortable barrack with some other soldiers.
A building where soldiers live
And startled the pigeons from their perch / On the sombre rafters that round him made / Masses and moving shapes of shade.
When I heard the sombre music begin, I had a feeling that the movie was about to take a dark and gloomy turn.
dark or gloomy
Wrapped in silence so deep and still / That he could hear, like a sentinel’s tread, / The watchful night-wind, as it went…
The sentinel at the door of the palace would not let any tourists get near the building.
Then, impetuous, stamped the earth, / And turned and tightened his saddle girth…
Troy’s impetuous decision turned out to be the wrong one, and he wished he would have thought things through a little longer.
Acting or done to quickly without planning or thought
He had helped plan the Boston Tea Party, and some think that he participated in it as well; he had spied on British troop movements around Boston; and he had ridden back and forth to Philadelphia several times, carrying news to and from the
When the disaster struck our town, the military sent a troop of soldiers to help clean up and maintain order
01. __________ a building where soldiers live
02. __________ soldiers
03. __________ acting or done too quickly without
planning or thought
04. __________ a guard
05. __________ dark or gloomy