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1 Warm Up—Word Analysis Strand [Don’t forget to copy down the agenda and Learning Goal!] Sample CAHSEE Question (Copy Question and answer choices): The storm took a malignant turn as the day wore on, it was the worst storm the coast had seen in years. Which word BEST replaces the word malignant in the sentence above? A.Benevolent B.Amiable C.Dramatic D.Violent

2 Warm Up—Word Analysis Strand [Don’t forget to copy down the agenda and Learning Goal!] Sample CAHSEE Question Maria had invited Sarah to join her family on their annual vacation. They spent two weeks making plans. A week before vacation however, Maria’s mother informed that Sarah could no longer join them because a cousin was joining them instead. Maria dreaded facing Sarah with the bad news. When the doorbell rang, Maria painted on a smile with difficulty and ran downstairs to let Sarah in. In the last sentence, what does the phrase painted on a smile mean? A. Drew a picture on her cheek B. pretended to look happy C. put on makeup D. looked sad

3 Today’s Learning Goal— Periods 1 & 6 I will identify the characteristics of word analysis questions and learn how words are formed in order to analyze common word parts by completing sections of my Word Analysis Packet.

4 Today’s Learning Goal—Period 3 I will be able to identify common word roots, prefixes, and suffixes by completing the worksheets in my word analysis packet and I will apply my creative knowledge of etymology by participating in the “Harry Potter Challenge.”

5 Word Analysis Packet..\ELA Success\CAHSEEPacket_Word Analysis001.pdf..\ELA Success\CAHSEEPacket_Word Analysis001.pdf..\ELA Success\CAHSEEPacket_Word Analysis001.pdf..\ELA Success\CAHSEEPacket_Word Analysis001.pdf

6 Testing Strategies for the Word Analysis Strand Activate Prior Knowledge – Have you heard the word before? – What does the word make you think of? Context Clues (Denotative vs. Connotative) – Denotative = Dictionary Definition – Connotative = Definition changes with context Positive, Negative, or Neutral – Does the surrounding context make the word sound like it has a positive, negative, or neutral meaning? Thumb-Over – Place your thumb over the word and try and replace the word with one of your own before guessing

7 The Harry Potter Challenge You will be provided a list of word roots, prefixes, and suffixes. You will create your own spells for a wizard duel. Example: – Impedimenta —spell to trip, freeze, bind, or knock someone backward. – Roots— “Ped”= foot/feet. Latin “impedimentum” and “impedire” meaning to “shackle the feet”

8 Instructions: “Harry Potter Challenge” Work to come up with at least 5 spells (these will be turned in at the end of class) When time, each person will write their BEST spell on a single sheet of paper that includes – Spell’s Name – Description of spell’s purpose/effects Sides of the classroom will compete in the duel by physically hurling spells at their opposite opponents When time called, each side will read the spells they’ve suffered.

9 Exit Reflection In a brief paragraph, describe ONE testing strategy that can help you with the word analysis strand on the CAHSEE.

10 Exit Reflection Choose one word from the word study worksheets we completed today and break down its definition by word parts. Write out the word and circle its parts In a complete sentence, explain how its definition is representative of its parts.


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