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The California Gold Rush By Elizabeth Van Steenwyk Open Court Reading Unit 6 Lesson 6 Word Knowledge and Vocabulary

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1 The California Gold Rush By Elizabeth Van Steenwyk Open Court Reading Unit 6 Lesson 6 Word Knowledge and Vocabulary

2 Word Knowledge Grade 4, Unit 6 – Lesson 6 These words have the suffix –er. Line 1:trappersettlerownerranchersettler The suffix –er means a person or thing that performs the action of All of these words contain short vowel sounds Line 2:establishedcitizenshipproduct unimpressedcitizenship e, a, i, o, u Root words Line 3:appliedfrenziedcopiesdiscoveriesfrenzied The root words end with y and the y was changed to i All these words contain the comparative and superlative endings –er and -est Line 4:noisiercurlierspeediestliveliestliveliest What adjectives were these endings added to ? Sentence 1:The owner of the Star was an enterprising man. Sentence 2:They had followed trails established by trappers. Sentence 3:Sutter applied for Mexican citizenship. Sentence 4:Even the speediest boat trip to California took months.

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4 citizenship

5 frenzy

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7 Story Vocabulary Em-i-grants Per-se-cu-tion A-ban-don Pros-pec-ting Ver-i-fied Use a variety of skills in the following slides like context clues, apposition, and word structure to determine the meaning of each word.

8 em-i-grants Meanwhile, overland emigrants from the United States were starting to arrive in the valley. The emigrants wrote to relatives they left in their homeland. emigrants- people who have left their homeland to settle in a new one Use context clues, apposition, or word structure emigrants Context clues?Prediction ? Definition ?Part of speech ?

9 per-se-cu-tion They had sailed around Cape Horn hoping to escape from the religious persecution they had experienced in the East. The Pilgrims left England to escape persecution. Use context clues, apposition, or word structure persecution Word Structure?Prediction ? Definition ?Part of speech ? persecution- the mistreatment or harassment of a person or group of people

10 a-ban-don They discovered enough to abandon their regular work and begin mining in earnest. Settlers would often abandon their houses when they moved westward. Use context clues, apposition, or word structure abandon Context Clues? Definition ? synonyms? Part of speech ? abandon- to give up something; to stop working on something

11 pros-pec-ting Those who had already been prospecting displayed their pouches of gold dust as they prepared to dig for more. After two weeks of prospecting we still hadnt found any gold. Use context clues, apposition, or word structure prospecting- searching for gold or some other valuable product prospecting Context clues?Prediction ? Definition ?Part of speech ?

12 ver-i-fied He said that the news of Californias gold discovery had been verified. I called Grandma and verified that she had received the package I sent. Use context clues, apposition, or word structure verified You create your own Circle Map. Use the skills that youve been taught this week. verified- declared real, authentic, or true

13 Gold Rush Virtual Tour

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