Vocabulary Activity: Week 6 Latin Roots: ambi-, cent-, sect-/sec-, sent-
Roots and Definitions: • ambi-: both • cent-: one hundred • sect-/sec-: to cut • sent-: to feel; to send
Extension Activity: Understanding Word Parts and Navigating a Dictionary • Use a dictionary to find words using each root, and make a list of them (four total). • IMPORTANT: As you’re choosing, think about how words using these roots blend together and what common idea you can come up with. • Include each word’s definition and explain where you see the root’s meaning in their definitions.
Extension Activity: Understanding Word Parts’ Place in Connotation • Revisit your list of words and their explanations of each root’s place in their definitions and addan image corresponding to each word you chose that conveys either a positive or negative connotation. • You can either draw or use the Internet to search, but you must use class-appropriateimages. Make sure whatever final product method you choose comes out clearly to me. • Label which connotation you see in it.
Extension Activity: Making Meaning with Word Inferences in Writing • STEP 1: Find an example of writing (news or journal article, poem, short story, excerpt from a novel, etc.) using a word for ONE of the four roots. You can search online or use a print resource. • For example, if I wanted to find a story that uses the word “century,” I could do any of the following: • go to Google and search “stories + word use + century.” Select any of the options that comes up and read the passage using the word. • keep an eye out for it in my independent reading book and mark the page where I see it used. • if I’m reading a book on my phone or other mobile device, I can run a search of the pages for that word as well. Simply click in the top right corner of your screen and you should see a search icon. Type in the word you want, and all pages using it will be listed for you to choose from. Click on one and read it.
Extension Activity: Making Meaning with Word Inferences in Writing • STEP 2: Write a short response explaining your word’s use within the context of the writing piece. Write a two-paragraph extended response that is thorough and completely supported with textual examples. Guide your content by reading for responses to the following questions: • What is the author’s purpose? How do his or her word choices help you understand that purpose? • How does that word choice help you understand his or her writing voice? • Remember: These are guiding questions only. NO DIRECT RESPONSES that restate the questions. Make your writing voice and personality come across. Follow your purpose and format, but make your word choices reflect you!