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Wordsplash. Ms. Garza Ms. Knorowski. Your job:. Get in Groups I will ‘splash’ a group of words on the board Your group’s task is to create a piece of writing using the words shown (i.e. a poem, song, rap, story, etc.)

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Ms. Garza

Ms. Knorowski

your job
Your job:
  • Get in Groups
  • I will ‘splash’ a group of words on the board
  • Your group’s task is to create a piece of writing using the words shown (i.e. a poem, song, rap, story, etc.)
  • There is only one rule: you must use EVERY word! ( It can be non-sense or make sense.)
  • You will have 10 – 15 minutes to create your piece.
  • Each group will share at the end!
  • You may use the link to “hear” the pronunciation of the new vocabulary

Lesson Plan:Day 1


















Lesson Plan Day 1 con't.


there is only 1 rule
There is only 1 rule:
  • You must use EVERY word!
  • Copy the Prefix/Root/Suffix in Cornell Notes
  • Listen to the song Transformation by Flocabulary
  • List all Wordsplash vocabulary you hear on the song in Cornell notes.
  • Read:Transformation & underline the key vocabulary words as we read
  • Circle any words or phrases that are still unfamiliar to you.
  • You must use correctly 10 or more of the 40 “Transformation” vocabulary in your writing pieces for the month of September.

Lesson Plan Day 2

word parts prefix root suffix
Word Parts: Prefix/Root/Suffix:
  • log/logue= word; thought/ ex: dialogue
  • verb= word/ ex: verbose
  • re= again/ ex: recapitulate
  • -tion=quality or state of ex: elocution/circumlocution
  • -ic=relating to ex: myopic
  • ology=the study of/ex:entomology

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endings that change the meaning of the word are called derivational suffixes
Endings that change the meaning of the word are called "derivational suffixes."

Lesson Plan Day 3

wrap up
Wrap - Up
  • What words did you use correctly in your creative writing pieces?
  • What words were new or had meanings that surprised you?
  • What was the general “theme” or context that most of these words could be categorized under?

Flocabulary: Transformation

1. He has criticized the government's myopic diplomatic policies. (adj.)[=shortsighted]

2. The academic decathlon team ratiocinates on a variety of provoking topics. (v){to think} [rash-ee-os-uh-neyt]

3. The sight of her rendered him speechless. {to say or make} (v)

4. We understood your point, there's no need to recapitulate {to repeat}(v).

5 Many citizens consider President Obama a loquacious leader. {talkative} (adj).

6.She has a verbose writing style.{wordy} (adj)

7. She is outgoing and gregarious. (adj){sociable}

8. He took lessons in elocution. {the art of public speaking} (n)

9. I'm trying to avoid circumlocutions in my writing. {indirect language} (n)

10. The recalcitrant prisoner refused his last meal before his execution.{defiant} (adj)

11. She offers some cogent reasons for building new schools. [=intelligent,viable](adj)

12. Shakespeare’s Othello was considered a seminal tragedy in Elizabethan times. {original;groundbreaking} (adj)

13. She was given an award for meritorious service. {deserving of praise or merit} (adj)

14. The newspaper editors often redact the writing of

the less experienced columnists. {revise;edit} (v)

Lesson Plan Day 4.Homework


15. The administration placated protesters by agreeing to consider their demands. {soothe; appease} (v)

16. The work is tedious, but it needs to get done. {dull; boring} (adj)

17. They have a tome on European history in their home. [tohm] {a large book} (n)

18. Would you like something to drink while you peruse the menu? [examine carefully] (v)

19. I think many curious teens should declare entomology as their major in college.{study of insects.} (n)

20. The other girls ostracized her because of the way she dressed. {to exclude from a community} (v)

21. He's a talented player but his angry outbursts have made him a pariah in the sport of baseball. {an outcast}(n)

22.She persevered in her studies and graduated near the top of her class. {to persist} (v)

23.The house they bought had latent defects.{present but hidden} (adj)

24.The market for collectibles has burgeoned in recent years. {to come forth; blossom) (v)

25.Many hours of diligent research were required. [=painstaking, careful] (adj)

26.The company is a paragon of modern

manufacturing techniques. {model of perfection} (n)

Lesson Plan Day 5. homework


27. The college coeds wanted to rent a commodious apartment. {spacious} (adj)

28. Why does it seem that moms have clairvoyant powers? {able to see and detect things that others cannot.} (adj)

29. Greater cultural diversity has led to a more cosmopolitan attitude among the town's younger generations. {worldly; sophisticated}

30. She has a vast amount of knowledge on this subject. {enormous; immense} (adj)

31. The downtown loft has high ceilings and voluminous spaces.{large; ample}(adj)

32. They were charged exorbitant rates for phone calls. {excessive}(adj)

33.He went to extravagant lengths to impress his boss. [=elaborate, extreme] (adj)

34. The pyramids are an ancient Egyptian colossus.{an enormous structure} (n)

35. She gave us a brief synopsis of the story. {summary} (n)

36.Boat oars moved back and forth in smooth cadence. {rhythm} (n)

37. Otters cavorted in the stream. {to prance; dance about} (v)

38. A large and boisterous crowd attended the concert. {loud; energetic} (adj)

39. He's got a daft sense of humor. [=silly, daffy] (adj)

40.The photographer is known for her deft use of lighting. {skilled;adept} (adj)

Lesson Plan Day 5. homework

lesson plans
Lesson Plans
  • Day 1: Pronounce word splash words and have students repeat the 15 words from the slide.
  • Group work of creative writing piece.
  • Each group leader reads piece to class.
  • Class listens for groups’ mispronunciations and models teacher’s correct pronunciation of the word.
  • Homework: handout #1: First 21 sentences using vocabulary words. Students are to copy each sentence, definition and part of speech.
  • Day 2: Cornell Notes
  • Copy/Listen/List/Read/Circle Slide
  • Homework: Write 2nd set of sentences 22-40.
  • Day 3: Cornell Notes: Endings that change the meaning of words. Derivational suffixes
  • Complete word study handout for each suffix.
  • Homework: Chapter 2: Transformation handout. Synonym matching; sentence completion; Reading Comprehension pp14-17.
  • Day 4: Revise Creative Writing piece so that the story makes sense. Minimum of 7 words used correctly.
  • Create a 1-2 minute drama using pre-determined vocabulary. Teacher will assign vocabulary to groups.
  • Homework: Vocabulary 3x each and definition 1x.
  • Day 5: Dramatic presentations.
  • Wrap Up Slide
  • Practice: Students must incorporate 10 of the 40 words into their writing for the current month.