Language Mastery Lists and Activities for Trimester 1
LIST 1: Activity is due on Monday, August 19
LIST 2: Activity is due on Tuesday, September 3
OFS* is on Wednesday, August 21
OFS is on Wednesday, September 4
[OFS=Opportunity for Success]
1. faith
1.
heroine
2. perseverance
2.
internal conflict
3. hope
3.
literal
4. humor
4.
climax
5. adaptability
5.
resolution
6. moral direction
6.
epigraph
7. courage
7.
protagonist
8. determination
8.
antagonist
9. teamwork
9.
theme
10. persistence
10.
characterization
11. integrity
11.
foreshadowing
12. citizenship
12.
excerpt
13. justice
13.
prologue
14. commitment
14.
epilogue
15. excellence
15.
tension
Bonus word: indomitable spirit
16.
symbolic
17.
irony
Activity: Write out by hand for each of the above:
18.
figurative language
1. correctly spelled word with syllabication*,
19.
allude
2. definition [see your tri-fold bookmark],
20.
metaphor
3. part of speech [n. v. adj. adv. will do], and
Bonus word: denouement
4. a sentence that reveals the word’s meaning (no random
sentences, please!).
Activity: Write out for each of the above: spelling with
syllabication, part of speech, and either a definition or a
* What is syllabication? Using dots or hyphens, write out the
sentence that reveals the word’s meaning (no random
word broken into syllables: syl*lab*i*ca*tion
sentences, please!).
You can find syllabication in any print dictionary and at
Roots and Foreign Phrases:
some online dictionary sites, such as www.m-w.com
rhin[os] = nose, snout
Roots and Foreign Phrases:
corn[u] = horn
iatr[os] = physician, comforter
derm[a] = skin, hide, shell
col, cult = to grow or nurture; to till soil
cut[is] = skin, hide
san[us] = healthy; free of disease
faux pas = social blunder
hol[os] = whole, entire, complete
bona fide = in good faith; real; genuine
apropos or a propos = appropriate
piece de resistance = prized item/act in a collection or sequence
Language Mastery Lists and Activities for Trimester 1
LIST 3: Activity is due on Monday, September 16
LIST 4: Activity is due on Monday, September 30
OFS is on Wednesday, September 18
OFS is on Wednesday, October 2
1.
minor
1.
achieve
2.
havoc
2.
alienate
3.
necessary
3.
besiege
4.
defiantly
4.
briefcase
5.
definitely
5.
cavalier
6.
certain
6.
deceit
7.
neither...nor
7.
deceive
8.
annual
8.
chiefly
9.
allot
9.
freight
10.
should've
10.
frontier
11.
commitment
11.
grieve
12.
smoother
12.
heighten
13.
your
13.
heirloom
14.
you’re
14.
lenient
15.
we’re
15.
mischief
16.
were
16.
neighbor
17.
where
17.
outweigh
18.
they’re
18.
perceive
19.
there’s
19.
receive
20.
theirs
20.
sleigh
Bonus Word: conducive
Bonus word: inconvenience
Activity: Write a friendly letter to someone describing a
Activity: Choose ten of the words above and write a
problem/solution issue. Use at least ten of the above words
sentence for each which includes a “clue” about how to
in your letter. Remember the parts of a friendly letter: heading,
spell the word. This “mnemonic device” should help you
greeting, body, closing, and signature.
remember how to spell the word. Please underline the clue
and the word in the sentence.
Roots and Foreign Phrases:
cor, cord[is] = heart
Roots and Foreign Phrases:
dors[um] = back
monstr[are] = to point out, to show
athl[on] = prize, award
mons, mont[is] = mountain
agon = contest, struggle
hum[us] = earth, soil
status quo = the way things are; existing condition
foli[um] = leaf
en masse = all together in place or time; in a large group
caveat emptor = let the buyer beware
carpe diem = seize the day; make the most of the present time
Language Mastery Lists and Activities for Trimester 1
LIST 5: Activity is due on Tuesday, October 15
LIST 6: Activity is due on Monday, October 28
OFS is on Wednesday, October 16
OFS is on Wednesday, October 30
First Trimester ends on Friday, November 1.
1.
excruciating
1.
adolescents
2.
abilities
2.
alternative
3.
embarrassed
3.
separate
4.
disappear
4.
adolescence
5.
curiosity
5.
uncontrollable
6.
cautious
6.
perpendicular
7.
hesitant
7.
conquer
8.
guarantee
8.
transferred
9.
graduation
9.
extreme
10.
familiar
10.
opinion
11.
volunteer
11.
paragraph
12.
occasion
12.
character
13.
jewelry
13.
particular
14.
influence
14.
privilege
15.
reaction
15.
restrict
16.
diagnosis
16.
consternation
17.
congratulations
17.
schedule
18.
competition
18.
suitable
19.
poisonous
19.
aggravate
20.
misspell
20.
irritate
Bonus word: miscellaneous
Bonus word: incomprehensible
Activity: Include at least fifteen words in a well-structured
Activity: Write out for each of the above: spelling with
narrative that reveals a life lesson. Each of your sentences
syllabication, part of speech, and a sentence that reveals the
should describe events from the story and reveal the word’s
word’s meaning (no random sentences, please!).
meaning (no random sentences, please!).
Roots and Foreign Phrases:
Roots and Foreign Phrases:
homo[s] = same
sal, sal[is] = salt
hetero[s] = different
mar[e] = sea, ocean
card[o], cardin[is] = hinge
cit = to stir up
porta = door, gate, entry
nav[is], naus = ship, boat
tete-a-tete = private conversation; “face-to-face”
coup d’etat = overthrowing of a government by a small group
circa = around, approximately [referring to a year in the past:
aficionado = an enthusiastic, knowledgeable admirer or follower;
abbreviated c. or ca. in front of the year, as in This building was
one who deeply appreciates something
constructed ca. 1860.]
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