Vocabulary and Spelling words:
voracious- adj-having a very eager approach to an activity:
"his voracious reading of literature"
indiscriminate- adj- done at random or without careful judgment:
"the indiscriminate pushing of civilians"
eminent- adj-(of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession:
"one of the world's most eminent statisticians"
steeped- adj- (be steeped in) surround or fill with a quality or influence:
"a city steeped in history"
replete- adj- filled or well-supplied with something:
"sensational popular fiction, replete with adultery and sudden death" synonyms: filled · full · well stocked · well supplied ·
abound- verb- exist in large numbers or amounts: "rumors of a further scandal abound"
synonyms: be plentiful · be abundant · be numerous
technology- Noun- the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry:
"advances in computer technology"
prognosticate- Verb- foretell or prophesy (an event in the future):
"the economists were prognosticating financial Armageddon" synonyms: forecast · predict · prophesy · foretell · foresee
automaton- noun- a machine that can move by itself
matron- noun- a married woman, especially one who is mature and staid or dignified and has an established social position.
paradox- noun- a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
realm- noun- the region, sphere, or domain within which anything occurs, prevails, or dominates:
the realm of dreams.
annals- noun- historical records generally:
the annals of war.
compound- verb- to put together into a whole; combine:
tinge- verb- to impart a trace or slight degree of some color to; tint.
badger- verb- to harass or urge persistently; pester; nag:
I had to badger him into coming with us.
implore- verb- to beg urgently or piteously, as for aid or mercy; beseech; entreat:
They implored him to go.
drudgery- noun- menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.
interminable- adj- incapable of being terminated; unending:
an interminable job.
perceive- verb- to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses:
I perceived an object looming through the mist.
Greek Roots: A root is a word part that came into English from an older language. You can check a print or digital dictionary to learn about roots; the entry for a word often gives details about the word's origin.
Adopted From Collections:
Key Learning Objective: The student will be able to analyze the structure of an informational text and paraphrase central ideas and details.
Why This Text?
Nonfiction articles are a main way to learn about our world. Understanding how an author structures an article and learning to determine central ideas and details will help students critically analyze texts. This lesson examines text structure and asks students to identify and paraphrase central ideas and important details.
Collection 4: Living in the Dark Science Article by Cheryl Bardoe
to eat humble pie- to admit your error and apologize
After his candidate had lost the election, the boastful campaign manager had to eat humble pie.
Homework: Day 1 Vocabulary
Tuesday- Argumentation Vocabulary Quiz- Students had a pretest last week and they have the words written on their journals. The words are also listed below.
a pig in a poke- an item you purchase without having seen; a disappointment
The mail order bicycle that my nephew bought turned out to be a pig in a poke, and he is now trying to get his money back.
Homework: Day 2 Vocabulary
Homework: Day 3 Vocabulary
a flash in the pan- promising at the start but then disappointing
The rookie hit many home runs in spring training, but once the season began he proved to be a flash in the pan.
Homework: Day 4 Vocabulary
to pour oil on troubled waters- to make peace, to calm someone down
When I tried to pour oil on troubled waters, both the angry husband and his wife stopped their quarrel and began to attack me.
Vocabulary, Spelling and Idioms Quiz
Argumentation Vocabulary Words: