Happy New Year! Let's begin 2024 in the best way possible!! Make today the beginning of the greatest chapter of your life!
Enjoy the latest sections of our daily review and introduction to new terms.
Root of the Week
Directions: Today's root is listed below. Have you seen it before? If so, in what way was it used? When you learn a new root, you are expanding your vocabulary in such a way that you can apply this new knowledge to many other words!!
Root: Origin: Meaning: Examples: Can you think of more?
chron- Greek "time" chronological
Here are some sample sentences in which each of the examples above is used. Can you tell from the context clues provided what each one means? How does it relate to time?
1. Have you ever tried to put the main events in your life in chronological order?
2. She is chronically late for her job; I hope she has an understanding boss!
3. The article you will read will chronicle the events of the Gold Rush.
4. The dancers synchronized their movements flawlessly.
Activity: In a moment, you will pair up with someone in class to prepare a timeline of important events in your life!
Subject and Verb Agreement
Directions: Please select the correct form of the verb in each sentence below based on the subject used. Please be careful when locating the subject; it is the doer of the main action of each sentence!
1. The Patriots, a football team from New England, (is, are) finished playing for the season.
2. Salvatore (enjoy, enjoys) playing the piano every Friday night.
3. The men on the hockey team (play, plays) hard at every game; this is why they (has/have) such a great record.
4. Simone and Gino, two friends of mine, (is, are) coming to visit me in February.
5. (Do, Does) the stories we read seem interesting to you?
6. (Was, Were) your vacation a fun one?
Directions: Anachronism is our new term for today. Do you notice our Greek root within the word? Let's look at how this word is used in a sentence, and see if you can figure out exactly what it means!
While watching a movie over the weekend, Tanika noticed an anachronism. The setting of the movie was supposed to be in the 1950s, but the main actor was using a cellphone to make a phone call!
Let's take a moment to discuss this!
My definition of anachronism is:
Activity: You will now pair up with a different partner, and create a scene from a movie or a book that contains an anachronism! If you'd like, this can be something others will find humorous!
Write your sentence(s) here:
New Term: Appositive
An appositive is typically a group of words that renames a noun in a sentence. Its purpose is to expand the sentence with pieces of information we may want the reader (or listener) to know! We will look back at our Skills Page now for some examples of the appositive and how it is used.
Example: Roldane, a member of SCALE, did a great job on the first paper of the new year!
Step One: Let's find all the nouns in this sentence. Please list them in the space below:
Step Two: Which one of these nouns is followed by a group of words that names that same noun in a different way? In fact, we could actually take away the noun and use this group of words instead, and the sentence would still make sense! This group of words is our appositive!
Exercise: Please find the appositive in each sentence that follows!
1. Massachusetts, a New England state, is known for its cranberries!
2. Jayson Tatum, a member of the Boston Celtics, is a talented basketball player.
3. Did you happen to find my book, a tale of mystery?
4. The family bought a new car, a Hyundai Sonata.
5. Passing the GED, an assessment just like the HiSET, will allow you to reach your High School Equivalency Diploma.
6. Tommy, my cousin, owns an Espresso company.
Idiom of the Day
When Jim's hours were cut at work, it was the straw that broke the camel's back, and he decided to find a new job.
What does this idiom mean? Write your answer here:
Have you ever had an experience in which something happened to you that was the straw that broke the camel's back? Write about your situation in the space below.