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1 The Master Spy of Yorktown written by Burke Davis illustrated by Stephen Snider written by Burke Davis illustrated by Stephen Snider Open Court - Fifth Grade Unit 4 - Making a New Nation Lesson 5 Open Court - Fifth Grade Unit 4 - Making a New Nation Lesson 5 Word Knowledge and Selection Vocabulary A presentation by Claire Stoermer - Fruitvale School - Oakland Word Knowledge and Selection Vocabulary A presentation by Claire Stoermer - Fruitvale School - Oakland

2 Word Knowledge abcdefghijklim opqrstuvwxyz

3 communications reports messages news synonyms words that mean the same or nearly the same thing The armies relied on communications from spies. Can you think of a sentence using the word reports? Then substitute the word messages and news...explain how these words are similar and slightly different too.

4 armies supplies spies strategies plural form of words ending in -y The messages were about the arrival of supplies. What’s the rule for forming plurals with words ending in -y? Can you name more plural forms of words that end in -y?

5 hard harder hardest young younger youngest youngeryoungeswtst comparative and superlative forms of one syllable words Lafayette was one of the youngest major generals, and the spy Armistead was younger than he. How are the comparatives formed? How are superlatives formed? Brainstorm a list of comparatives and superlatives.

6 admitted digging trapping hotter winning double the final consonant when adding word endings She admitted that digging a hole large enough to plant the tree had been difficult. Name more words where the final consonant is doubled when adding word endings.

7 Selection Vocabulary legislature headquarters campaign petition procure

8 legislature The British burned the capital at Richmond, many warehouses full of valuable tobacco and supplies of rebel arms and food, and chased the Virginia legislature across the state. Governor Jefferson narrowly escaped capture and resigned his office. a group of people who make or pass laws The state’s legislature voted against the newly proposed law.

9 headquarters When Benedict Arnold left Virginia and returned to the war in the north, James Armistead went into the camp of Lord Cornwallis, where he served as a waiter at headquarters. a center of operations where leader work and give orders; a main office Much of the planning of the war took place in the army’s headquarters. Lord Cornwallis’ headquarters

10 campaign The two generals were talking of the campaign, looking over the maps, when Cornwallis looked up to see the familiar face of James Armistead. a series of actions planned and carried out to bring about a particular result The candidate for senate spent a year planning her election campaign.

11 petition Soon afterward, James Armistead sent this certificate to the General Assembly of Virginia and asked that he be declared a free man. In his petition, he said that he had volunteered to help against the British. a formal request to someone in authority Our class wrote a petition to the mayor asking for money to improve the neighborhood park.

12 procure In March 1783 a slave by this name was lauded by the General Assembly of South Carolina for his skill in “procuring information of the enemy’s movement and designs.” to obtain by making a special effort Her job was to procure funds for the local museum.

13 Vocabulary Quiz 1.___________ to obtain by making a special effort 2.___________ a group of people who make or pass laws 3.___________ a formal request to someone in authority 4.___________ a center of operations where leaders work and give orders; a main office 5.___________ a series of actions planned and carried out to bring about a particular result


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