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February 2014-School Wide
Common Core Anchor Standard For Reading
Focus: Literacy under the Common Core State Standards is a school wide shared responsibility.
Craft and Structure:
5. Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
January/ February Writing Contest Winners: Hosted by the Media Center Staff
Why is it important to study Greek and Latin word parts?
-Over 60% of the words students will encounter in school textbooks have recognizable word parts; and many of these are Latin and Greek prefixes, roots, and suffixes.
Word Roots of the Week
Freshman- cede, ceed (go, yield) ex: precede, succeed
Sophomores- hydr (water) ex: hydrate, hydrant, hydroelectric
Juniors- pend (hang) ex: appendix, suspend, appendage
Seniors- therm (heat) ex: thermal, thermos, thermostat, thermometer
http://wordinfo.info/-great website for root lists, definitions and quizzes
"A picture is worth a thousand words" refers to the idea that complex ideas can be conveyed with images or illustrations.
Word of the Week:
Migrant • \ˈmī-grənt\ • noun and adjective
noun: traveler who moves from one region or country to another
adjective: habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work.
For migrant farm workers, health conditions are even worse.
The migrant workers left for the next state to continue with the harvest.
Quotes of the Month
You never know who will inspire you.