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VOCABULARY WORDS apparently fixtures flimsy incident subscribe survive Vocabulary Words
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VOCABULARY WORDS UNIT 1 WEEK 2 TEST FRIDAY, 8/29 apparently seemingly; evidently fixtures things put in place to stay (like sink and faucet) fixtures flimsy easily torn or broken; not strongly made; thin incident something that happens; event subscribe to give your consent or approval; support survive to continue to exist; endure
MORE WORDS TO KNOW UNIT 1 WEEK 2 artist a person who produces paintings and drawings precede go before discourage prevent by expressing an unfavorable opinion excitement a feeling of great enthusiasm excitement unrest a state of dissatisfaction awkwardly in a manner that is not graceful
Two slim attendants carried the old woman out. The complete subject of this sentence is Two slim attendants, and the complete predicate is carried the old woman out.
A sentence must have both a subject and a predicate. The subject is the part of the sentence that tells whom or what the sentence is about.
All the words in the subject are the complete subject. The most important word in the complete subject is the simple subject. It may be more than one word, such as Mrs. Williams. My favorite neighbor lives in a big yellow house. (The simple subject is neighbor.)
The predicate is the part of a sentence that tells what the subject is or does. All the words in the predicate are the complete predicate.
The most important word in the predicate is the simple predicate, or verb. A simple predicate can be more than one word, such as has lived. My favorite neighbor lives in a big yellow house. (The simple predicate is lives.)
A fragment is a group of words that lacks a subject or a predicate. Lived in her house for 60 years. (This fragment lacks a subject.)
A run-on is two or more complete sentences run together. Mrs. Williams has a flower garden her roses are beautiful. She tends her garden in the evening, she sometimes gives me a rose.
Her house is surrounded by a white picket fence. Her house / is surrounded by a white picket fence. Many beautiful flowers grow in the front yard. Many beautiful flowers / grow in the front yard.
Mrs. Williams works in her gardens every day during the good weather. Mrs. Williams / works in her gardens every day during the good weather. Two huge oak trees tower over her house. Two huge oak trees / tower over her house.
The neighborhood children paint the white picket fence every year. Mrs. Williams rewards us with delicious homemade cookies and pies.
A gigantic tree in her backyard provides the fruit. The extra apples are given to all the people in the neighborhood.
Tells wonderful stories about her childhood. fragment She grew up in Tennessee she lived on a small farm. run-on
Her father taught her everything about farming. sentence Mrs. Williams has been growing things ever since. sentence
CHARACTER Characters are the people or animals who take part in the events of a story. You can understand the characters by examining their words and actions. You can also understand characters by the way other people speak about them and act toward them.
CHARACTER Statements and actions of character Statements and actions of other characters Description of character
SYMBOL A symbol is a character, object, or idea that not only has meaning in itself, but also suggests or stands for other meanings. For example, the American flag is a symbol of the country of America. It can also symbolize patriotism.
SYMBOL Symbols are used when an author wants to convey more than one meaning. Some symbols are universal (for example, a heart symbolizes love) while others are particular to a specific story.
GREEK AND LATIN ROOTS You can use your knowledge of Greek and Latin roots to help you determine the meanings of unfamiliar words. List any unknown words you encounter as you read Mother Fletchers Gift. Create a chart showing the unknown word, the root you recognized and its definition, and what you believe is the definition of the unknown word. Use a dictionary to check your work.