Greek and Latin Roots
Everyone says that English is hard- but the good news is that many of our words, especially those we use in school, are based on Greek and Latin roots. Which means -- if you learn the roots-- you will know thousands of words for many of your subjects whether math, science, history, French, Spanish, etc. Vocabulary, homework and projects will also be worth 30% of your grade. Not only will you effectively earn a curve for your English grade - you should improve your grades in every class.
Carn/carne- flesh or meat
The only way to evolve - is to try and try again. Vocabulary should always help you, but you need to practice and repeat to integrate that knowledge into your language. Tests constantly review and repeat so that whether you got it on the first try or not, everyone gets stronger. Make sure that you are aware of all the dates. Anyone with an excused absence on a vocabulary day may make up the test within the week in tutorial. Anyone present for the vocabulary test will be expected take the test as all the worksheets are available and test dates are posted for the entire year.
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Literary Terms are a crucial, but sometimes difficult, group of devices to master. Most of the words are not complex, the ideas may be. But don't worry- this is where language comes alive! Who wants to miss the sarcasm or symbols? That is the whole point! For you to grow as a reader, writer, and thinker, it is imperative that you can not just know a definition, but the concept that it refers to and be able to locate that in a passage, video, discussion, etc. Then- use it yourself. This doesn't not mean- "I found a passage with onomatopoeia." It means, "When the author used the the phrase 'the bee buzzed in the lazy morning' she used onomatopoeia to help the reader enter the setting of the poem." Here is a head start! Save the terms and definitions then add your own examples. :)