Transformation - Phoenix Union High School District

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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.)
 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
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/obsequious
http://puhsd.visualthesaurus.com/
recapitulate
latent
paragon
cadence
cavorted
gregarious
placate
ratiocinate
recalcitrant
elocution
verbose
myopic
ostracized
daft
tedious
Lesson Plan Day 1 con't.
There is only 1 rule:
You
must use EVERY word!
“Transformation”
 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
Transformation: You tube video
Watch
Video Here!
Word Parts: Prefix/Root/Suffix:
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log/logue= word; thought/
verb= word/
ex: dialogue
ex: verbose
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re= again/
ex: recapitulate
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-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."
-ism
forms a noun
-ist
noun
-ful
noun
-able
adjective
-ation
noun
-ness
noun
-ment
noun
-ify
verb
-fy
adjective
-ity
noun
-ly
adverb
-ise, -ize
verb
Lesson Plan Day 3
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?
Word Bank
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myopic
ratiocinate
render
recapitulate
loquacious
verbose
gregarious
elocution
circumlocution
cogent
seminal
meritorious
redact
placate
tedious
tome
17. peruse
18. entomology
19. ostracize
20. pariah
Spelling/
Definition
test
August
Part I
1. persevere
2. latent
3. burgeon
4. diligent
5. paragon
6. commodious
7. clairvoyant
8. cosmopolitan
9. vast
10.voluminous
11.recalcitrant
12.exorbitant
13.extravagant
14.colossus
15.synopsis
16.cadence
17.cavort
18.boisterous
19.daft
20.deft
Spelling/
Definition
test
August
Part II
Copy the Vocabulary
Sentences & Parts of Speech
for each word.
Lesson Plan Day 4.Homework
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 Lesson Plan Day 4.Homework
the less experienced columnists. {revise;edit} (v)
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)
Lesson Plan Day 5. homework
26.The company is a paragon of modern
manufacturing techniques. {model of perfection} (n)
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
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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.
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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.
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