Why do we need to know this? Helps us determine the meaning of words. Improves our vocabulary.
Perish Thrive Ancient Challenge Let’s look at some synonyms! Beverage Remark Amused Worried Encouraged Annoyed
Perish=die, pass away She fell from the ship and perished in the ocean.
Thrive=flourish, prosper Many athletes thrive on competition, they get stronger as the compete!
ancient= very old, antique In school, we studied the ancient Greek and Roman
Challenge =face up to, dare The difficult courses at school challenged his ability to make good grades
Beverage =a drink Restaurants and hotels serve hot and cold beverages.
Remark =comment, statement She made a remark that he behaves like a clown.
Amused = pleased, entertained The little girl amused herself for hours by playing with her toys.
Worried =concerned, nervous When he was sick, he regarded his condition with great concern.
Encouraged =to give strength or hope to She encouraged her son to go to college.
Annoyed =irritated, infuriated The constant noise from the street traffic annoyed me.
How Do I Use Synonyms? 1. Read the sentence. 2. Think about what the underlined word means. 3. Find the word that has the same or similar meaning as the underlined word.
How do I choose the correct word for the sentence? 1. The jury could not decide. They were still trying to figure out the facts. What are they now? a.unmistakable b. undecided c. unrealistic d. unexpected undecided. Read the sentence. Read all of your choices. Think about what each base/root word and prefix means. Choose the word that BEST fits the sentence.
Let’s Practice the Steps Together! You usually dream while you are in which state? a. unconscious b. unexpected c. unworthy d. uncertain unconscious Read the sentence. Read all of your choices. Think about what each base/root word and prefix means. Choose the word that BEST fits the sentence.
Practice Steps 1 and 2 1. Read the sentence. 2. Read all of you choices. Chris did not deserve to join the class for the pizza party since he was teasing people on the playground everyday. What was he? a. untidy b. unworthy c. unmistakable d. unequal
Let’s do Step 3 and 4 together 3. Think about what each base word and prefix mean. 4. Choose the word that BEST fits the sentence. unworthy Chris did not deserve to join the class in the pizza party since he was teasing people on the playground everyday. What was he? a. untidy b. unworthy c. unmistakable d. unequal
Now do all of the steps and fill in the correct word in the following sentence: 1. Read the sentence. 2. Read all of your choices 3. Think about what each base word and prefix means. 4. Choose the word that BEST fits the sentence. Sophia used this word to describe Alex's room, which always had piles of clothes on the floor. a. untidy b. unnecessary c. unconscious d. uncertain untidy
Let’s review what we learned: What is a prefix? Why is “un” a prefix? What do you think is the most important reason to know how to analyze words? Prefix: a word part that is added to the beginning of a base word to create a new word