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Vocabulary and GrammarBellworkWeek One
Monday, March 23
1. connotation- noun- an additional sense or senses associated with or suggested by a word or phrase.2. bleak- adj.- unwelcoming or providing little comfort or shelter3. nonchalant- adj.- indifferent or calm and unconcerned about things.4. gingerly- adv.- very cautiously, in a wary or tentative way5. rueful- adj.- regretful, feeling or showing regret6. savvy- noun- shrewdness and practicalknowledge
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Monday, March 23
7. conform- verb- to behave or think in a socially acceptable or expected way8. sage (Not the herb!)- noun- a wise person, especially an older person with good judgment9. bawl- verb- to shout loudly or cry very loudly and energetically10. unfathomable- adj.- impossible to measure or impossible to understand11. roguishly- adj.- dishonest or without principles in manner12. appositive phrase- noun- a word or phrase that describes or redefines a noun in a sentence.
Tuesday, March 24
Write out the complete sentence. Then, underline the appositive phrase in the sentences.1. The connotation, or implied meaning, was clear.2. The weather, rain and sleet, looked rather bleak.3. Reggie, a sensitive child, frequently bawled when he didn’t get his way.
Tuesday, March 24
Write out the sets of synonyms and match the vocabulary word.1. indifferent, casual, relaxed,______________2. cautiously, delicately, carefully, ____________Dude, it’s reading time!Begin your two column journal.Remember: Use quotation marks in the page number.Correct Format:Author’s name (Last, First.)Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Source Type.
Wednesday, March 25
Write out the sentences and insert an appositive phrase noun that best describes the subject.1. The wise sage, ________________, is who I wish I could go to for advice.2. My friend, _________________ ,is someone I consider very savvy.3. ___________________, an independent spirit, is my friend who is least likely to conform to anyone else’s expectations.
Wednesday, March 25
Write out the sets of synonyms and match the vocabulary word.1. sheepish, sorry, regretful, _____________2. cry, wail, howl, _____________Dude, it’s reading time!Begin your two column journal.Remember: Use quotation marks in the page number.Correct Format:Author’s name (Last, First.)Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Source Type.
Thursday, March 26
Write out the sentence and circle the context clues that show the vocabulary word’s meaning.1. The news that my well laid plans did not work was almost unfathomable.2. The TV villain roguishly sneered and gave a devilish laugh.3. The description “plus-size” has a more positive connotation than other words that could be deemed insulting.
Thursday, March 26
Write out the sentence and complete the appositive phrase.My personal hero, _____________, would turn any day from bleak to amazing in a heartbeat!I tried to be nonchalantwhen meeting ____________, my personal hero, but it was impossible!Dude, it’s reading time!Begin your two column journal.Remember: Use quotation marks in the page number.Correct Format:Author’s name (Last, First.)Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Source Type.
Friday, March 27
Write a sentence for each of the vocabulary words:gingerlyruefulDude, it’s reading time!Begin your two column journal.Remember: Use quotation marks in the page number.Correct Format:Author’s name (Last, First.)Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Source Type.
Friday, March 27
Write a sentence for each of the vocabulary words:1. savvy2. conform3. sage

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