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1 Making a New Nation Lesson 6 Shh! Were Writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz Word Knowledge & Selection Vocabulary A presentation by Tan Doan- Fruitvale School- Oakland

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3 Coming contributing existing running inflectional –ing ending She will be contributing to the existing fund.

4 time arrived pride decide Long i spelled i__e Give a few more examples of words containing long i spelled i __e He will decide when the time has arrived.

5 Conform confederation conjoin concurrent prefix con- meaning with Can you find another word containing the prefix con-? Members agreed to conform with laws set forth by the confederation.

6 united describedrevisingdraped Dropping the e before adding suffixes Can you think up any other examples? When the last delegate arrived, they united to discuss and write the Constitution.

7 Selection Vocabulary Nation confederation convention constitution federal Use context clues, word structure (root word, prefix & suffix), apposition, and prior knowledge to find the meanings of those words.

8 nationnation The last thing they wanted was to become a nation. They were the citizens of their own separate states, just as they had always been. a group of people living in a particular area under one government Text The people of the nation gather together to celebrate their unity.

9 confederation -So the Congress wrote the Articles of Confederation which outlined rules for a firm league of friendship. -The confederation of Southern states fought against the North in the Civil War. the act of joining states together for a common purpose

10 10 conventio n - In 1786, these men, among others, suggested to the Congress that all the states send delegates to a Grand Convention in Philadelphia to improve the existing form of government. - My mom attended a convention for lawyers. a formal meeting for some special purpose

11 11 constitutio n - They didnt call the document they were working on aconstitution; they referred to it as the plan. - While in court, the lawyer cited the Constitution. the basic principles used to govern a state, country, or organization

12 12 federal - Because they knew that the country was sensitive to the word national, they tried to stick to federal, a word they were used to and one which didnt reduce the power of the states. - Some people think that money for schools should come from the federal government, not the local government. formed by an agreement of states or provinces to joint together as one nation

13 13 Vocabulary Quiz 01. the act of joining states together for a common purpose 02. formed by an agreement of states or provinces to join together as one nation 03. a formal meeting for some special purpose 04. the basic principles used by to govern a state, country or organization 05. a group of people living in a particular area under one government


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