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Definition Definition : is a statement that explains the meaning of a term (a word, phrase, or other set of symbols) Sentence: One way to clarify words.

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1 Definition Definition : is a statement that explains the meaning of a term (a word, phrase, or other set of symbols) Sentence: One way to clarify words I do not know when I read is to look up the definition of the word in a dictionary. Action: pretend to open a dictionary to look up the definition of a word you do not know.

2 Description Definition : a list of properties or adjectives that could be used to identify a person, place, or object Sentence: I found the book my friends were looking for, just by the description they gave of its cover. Action: Choose one of these students, give a description of that student and see if someone raising a quiet hand can tell you who you are talking about!

3 Sentence Definition : grammatical unit of one or more words that expresses an independent statement, question, request, command, exclamation Sentence: Every sentence starts with a capital letter. Action: Quietly whisper a sentence to your neighbor explaining why this dog is running. I see a dog. Do you see that dog? Stop that dog!

4 Capitalize Definition : to write or print using upper case letters Sentence: You must always capitalize the beginning of every sentence as well as names or proper nouns. Action: Use you finger to write your name in the air using only lower case letters. Then “erase” it and write it correctly by capitalizing the first letters of your name.

5 Capital Definition : the upper case letters of the alphabet Sentence: I know you are so tired of me telling you, all sentences and proper nouns must start with a capital letter! Action: You, quietly remind your neighbor that all sentences and proper nouns start with a capital letter!

6 Capitol Definition : A building or complex of buildings in which a federal and /or the state legislature meets Sentence: The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress. Action: Quietly whisper to your neighbor the city where you will find the United States Capitol building.

7 Close Definition : shut; not open Sentence: Please close the door when you come in from outside. Action: Pretend to close a door and lock it.

8 Clothes Definition : garments that cover the body Sentence: My mom bought me new clothes for school. Action: Quietly point to the garments you are wearing and whisper, “These are my favorite clothes.”

9 Threw Definition : the past tense of throw Sentence: The first boy threw his ball and missed. The second boy threw his ball and hit the first boy to end the dodge ball game. Action: Pretend to throw a ball and whisper, “Yea, I threw it.”

10 Through Definition : to enter into something and continue until you come out the other side. Sentence: She walked through the door. or She wandered through the crowd looking for her friend. Action: Pretend to open a door and walk through it back to your desk.

11 Punctuation Definition : symbols or marks that are used to organize writing in ways to make its meaning clear Sentence: Periods, explanation marks, and question marks are punctuations that help readers know when they have come to the end of a sentence. Action: Whisper a sentence to your neighbor and write the correct punctuation in the air to end your sentence.

12 Summary Definition : a shortened version of something that has been said or written, containing only the main points Sentence: You can prove your comprehension level of a story by the details contained in your summary. Action: Quickly and quietly give a summary of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Girl Goldilocks Finds a cabin in the woods Tries the chairs Tries the porridge Tries the beds Bears come home She wakes up and runs off


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