The Language Arts Lowdown!
Volume 5, Issue 28 March 21, 2014
Here's the Scoop!
This week, we discussed paragraphs and the use of quotation marks.
This week, we reviewed the different ways we make the "f" sound. Next week, our rule will focus on words with "ght" and the "aw" sound (ou, au, etc.)
We completed our poetry unit last week. This week, we were writing articles, ads, and cartoons for our newspaper!
Our reading this week focused on proofreading our own work :)
This week, we focused on proofreading and using quotation marks appropriately.
This week, was a tough spelling week! We reviewed homophones (which required that we listen closely to determine meaning!) Next week, our study will review suffixes, such as "ful", "ment", and "less".
We completed our poetry unit, and are moving into article, ad, and op/ed writing!
This week, we just read for pleasure! :)
Greek and Latin Roots
Lithos--Greek--means rock--seen n words such as lithosphere, lithology, and monolith.
Petros--Greek--means stone, rock--seen in words such as petrify, petroleum, and Peter
Astron--Greek--means star--seen in words such as astrology, aster, and astronaut.
Stella--Latin--means star--seen in words such as stellar, constellation, and Stella!
Primus--Latin--means first--seen in words such as primary, primative, and primate.
Secundus--Latin--means second--seen in words such as secondary, second, and secondhand.
Tertius--Latin--means third--seen in words such as tertiary and tertial
Quartus--Latin--means fourth--seen in words such as quarter, quart, and quartet