3inflectional –ing ending Coming contributing existing runninginflectional –ing endingShe will be contributing to the existing fund.
4Long i spelled i__e time arrived pride decide He will decide when the time has arrived.Give a few more examples of words containing long i spelled i __e
5prefix con- meaning “with” Conform confederation conjoin concurrentprefix con- meaning “with”Members agreed to conform with laws set forth by the confederation.Can you find another wordcontaining the prefix con-?
6united described revising draped Dropping the e before adding suffixesWhen the last delegate arrived, they united to discuss and write the Constitution.Can you think up any other examples?
7Selection Vocabulary Nation confederation convention constitution federalUse context clues, word structure (root word, prefix & suffix), apposition, and prior knowledge to find the meanings of those words.
8The people of the nation gather together to celebrate their unity. 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.The people of the nation gather together to celebrate their unity.Texta group of people living in a particular area under one government
9confederation -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
10convention- 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
11constitution- They didn’t call the document they were working on a “constitution”; 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
12federal- 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 didn’t 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
13Vocabulary Quiz01. the act of joining states together for a common purpose02. formed by an agreement of states or provinces to join together as one nation03. a formal meeting for some special purpose04. the basic principles used by to govern a state, country or organization05. a group of people living in a particular area under one government