Vocabulary 2016/2017

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

Week 1:

5th grade: “Charles”
renounce 1
swagger 1
raucous 1
insolent 1
scorn 4
passionate 4
incredulous 5
reformation 5
wary 5
cynic 6

6th/7th/8th: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Introduction-6
ordnance – in Introduction
commence 2
victuals 2
Providence 11
temperance 22
clapboard 24
nabob 27
delirium tremens (DT’s) 28

Week 2:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Ghost Cat”
daft 10
melancholy 12
opaque 11
sinister 12
troupe 13
gaunt 16
reticent 17
indignation 23
literally 23

6th/7th/8th: Huck: 7/8
palaver 30
slough 33
whetstone 34
quicksilver 37
fantods 41
Abolition 43
cooper 43
speculate 46

Week 3:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Turquoise Horse”
mesa 25
verge 26
hogan 26
tufa 27
latias 26
dry wash 27
arroyo 28

6th/7th/8th: Huck: 9-12
thrash 48
reticule 51
contrived 61
towheads 63
texas 66
pilothouse 66
derrick 67
state’s evidence 69

Week 4:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Maurice’s Room”
predicament 42
oilcloth 43
galoshes 47
victrola 54
ketch 62
stern 63

6th/7th/8th: Huck: 13/14
starboard 70—written as “stabboard”
skiff 72
jackstaff 72
bitts 72
stern 73
rapscallion 75
gaudy 76
Dauphin 78—written as “dolphin”

Week 5:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Barbie”
bumbling 72
novios 75
feigning 76
lull 81
mensa 81

6th/7th/8th: Huck: 15/16
trotline 92
hove 92
bars 93

Week 6:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Lenny’s Red-Letter Day”
chapattis 84
queue 85
crisps 85

6th/7th/8th: Huck: 17/18
pensive 101
decanter 105
bitters 105
pommel 106
predestination 109—written as “preforeordestination”
foreordination 109—written as “preforeordestination”
puncheon 109
cavorting 113

Week 7:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “The Prince and the Goose Girl”
common 95
chit 97
boor 102
wry 103
obstinate 108
embolden 109
wantonly 110
trothed 111

6th/7th/8th: Huck: 19-22
gar 117
Mesmerism 121
phrenology 121
dissipate 128
histrionic 128
soliloquy 135
bodkin 136
fardel 136
contumely 136

Week 8:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Tramp”
scullery 114
gristly 114
Lot 120
hawthorn 120
jangling 121

6th/7th/8th: Huck: 23-26
malmsey 154—written as “mamsey”
jake 158
yawl 161
doxology 164—written as “doxolojer”
harelip 167
orgy 168
obsequies 168
garret 170

Week 9:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Alberic the Wise”
discernible 124
forlorn 126
embellish 127
apprentice 127
journeyman 128
diligence 128
cloisters 130
masons 130
vocation 130
depredations 136

6th/7th/8th: Huck: 27/28
shroud 179
stealthy 180
melodeum 180
shoal 187
harrow 193

Week 10:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Podhu and Aruwa”
ojuok 141
maize 141
rows 141
grave 147
kraal 152
higgledy-piggledy 153
impudence 156
consternation 158
writhed 149

6th/7th/8th: Huck: 29-32
candid 195
ingenious 196
disposition 197
sluice 203
fagged 204
shekel 208
elocution 209—written as “yellocution”
bullyrag 210
doggery 215

Week 11:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “The Invisible Child”
chanterelles 160
cheerio 163
infallible 165
keel 171
immobile 172
ironic 162
remedy 165

6th/7th/8th: Huck: 33-39
counterpin 245
wool-gathering 251
remiss 252
insurrection 252
addled 254
scutcheon 258
chevron 258
rampant 258
gules 258
azure 258

Week 12:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “The Bat Poet”
peremptory 179
authoritative 179
responsive 181
cordially 182
vicinity 184
iambic pentameter 183
harried 190
perplexed 190
monopolize 193
echolocation

6th/7th/8th: Huck: 40- Chapter The Last
Nada
Zip
Zero
Nil
Bagel
Zippo
No Vocab

Final Exam Review

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Providence: What it is and what part it played in the novel.

Superstition: What part it played in the novel: instances and humor.

Slavery: What it was. Who it impacted. Huck’s conscience.

Schemes: Huck’s, Jim’s, King’s and Duke’s.

Tom Sawyer’s personality versus Huck’s personality: Differences.

Mark Twain: Who he was, where he lived. His life and times and how they shaped the novel. When and through whom Twain speaks in Huck.

Possible Essay Questions:

  1. Write about the life and times of Twain. How did his personal life influence the writing of the novel.? How and Where in the book do you see this influence? Where in the book do you see Twain himself Be Specific. Use examples and quotes.

  2. What do you see as the main conflict in Huck Finn? WHY? Is it resolved? HOW? Use quotes and examples to prove your points.

  3. Discuss the notion of PROVIDENCE? WHAT is it? How does it affect Huck and other characters? Use examples and quotes from the book to illustrate your answer.

  4. Compare and contrast Huck Finn to Tom Sawyer. How were they similar? How were they different. WHY? Use examples from the story. Be a psychologist. Analyze the differences. WHAT do the differences show about the very core personality of these two young people?

On the Test:

  1. The first section will be multiple choice questions.
  2. The second section will require you to identify the speaker of a quote. They are all quotes that are obvious.
  3. The third part of the test will ask you to explain when or where a picture from the story takes place. What was happening? The scene of the action.

TOPICS TO KNOW:
Huck
Tom
Widow/Miss Watson
Jim
Jackoson's Island
Cairo
Pap
Judith Loftus
King
Duke
young jake
Col. Sherburn/Boggs
Phelps Family: Aunt Sally/Uncle Silas
Grangerfords
Shepherdsons
Wilks Family/Doctor
Bricksville/"Royal Nonesuch"

NEW BOOKS

Vocabulary 2016/2017

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

Week 13:

5th grade: “Through the Tunnel”
contrition 2
promontory 2
luminous 3
poised 4
supplication 4
defiant 6
beseeching 6
myriads 7
sequins 7
tufted 7
6th/7th/8th: To Kill a Mockingbird: 1&2
apothecary 4
dictum 4
strictures 4
chattels 4
repertoire 10
predilection 11
concession 18
foray 18
entailment 27
vex 27 (written as vexations)
smilax 27

Week 14:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Raymond’s Run”
Mercury 16
prodigy 18
ventriloquist 19
organdy 20
pageant 20
glockenspiel 21
periscope 22

6th/7th/8th: To Kill a Mockingbird: 3-5
diminutive 36
amiable 39
disapprobation 42
auspicious 43
ethical 47
reluctantly 52
tacit 56
benevolence 57

Week 15:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “My Greatest Ambition”
idle 27
speculate 27
digress 28
scoff 29
ruthless 31
poise 34
fictitious 37
ludicrous 30
plagued 36
nu- (as a Yiddish expression, not a boy’s name)

6th/7th/8th: To Kill a Mockingbird: 6-8
prowess 68
ramshackle 70
unfathomable 85
Rosetta Stone 85
torso 89
caricature 90
morphodite 91

Week 16:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “A Likely Place”
solitaire 43
amplify 46
flourish 67
idee fixe 69
valor 69
lotus position 71

6th/7th/8th: To Kill a Mockingbird: 9-11
inordinately 101
ingenuous 103
provocation 105
obstreperous 113
apoplectic 133
livid 133
umbrage 136
undulate 142

Week 17:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Mysteries of the Cabala”
Talmud 76
Cabala 76
concubine 78
alms 79
disheveled 80
abyss 80
uncanny 81
scorn 82
blasphemy 84
betroth 86

6th/7th/8th: To Kill a Mockingbird: 12-14
altercation 153
Shadrach 156
rotogravure 159
decree 161
amanuensis 172

Week 18:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Bad Characters”
grandiloquent 88
invective 88
pious 88
prim 88
indignant 88
alienate 89
dismay 89
loathe 89
euphemism 90
prodigious 92
cloisonné 93
haberdashery 101
desultory 108

6th/7th/8th: To Kill a Mockingbird: 15-17
placid 193
begrudge 194
venue 194
ominous 195
succinct 202
futile 205
encumber 207
elucidate 213
acrimonious 229

Week 19:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Chura and Marwe”
placid 118
hamlet 120
indifference 120
pine(v) 120
endure 123
finery 124
trudge 125

6th/7th/8th: To Kill a Mockingbird: 18-20
lavations 239
mollified 241
wrathful 248
exodse 253
ex cathedra 262
misdemeanor 262
impudent 265
discreet 268
corroborate 270
temerity 273

Week 20:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Superstitions”
shod 127
encrusted 127
erratic 128
apprehensive 128
hyper(prefix) 130/135
feign 143
repulsion 143
disposition 144
straddle 148
anguish 149

6th/7th/8th: To Kill a Mockingbird: 21-23
tranquil 281
feral 287
furtive 293
commute 293
capital offense 294
stolid 295
sordid 296

Week 21:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “The Last Great Snake”
tubers 151
parched 153
luster 157
defile 167
sullenly 171
suffice 173
calamity 173
immortal 179
infinitesimal 184

6th/7th/8th: To Kill a Mockingbird: 24-27
charlotte 305
squalid 305
impertinent 308
veneer 322
WPA 332

Week 22:

  • Always look up sentence/paragraph in the book or story to see how the author used the word.
  • The same word can have different meanings depending on how it is used, like “perch.”
  • Look up full definition in dictionary and try to get the full sense (flavor) of the usage of the word.
  • Write pronunciation and part of speech.
  • Write definition of word: The one that defines word as used in story.
  • Write a sentence that matches your definition.
  • Proofread! Spelling and punctuation are graded.

5th grade: “Gaston”
dweller 194
kilo 195
boulevardier 195
chauffeur 200

6th/7th/8th: To Kill a Mockingbird: 28-31
incantations 341
irascible 342
teeming 343
subordinate 346
untrammeled 357
acquiescence 375

Final Exam Review

To Kill A Mockingbird

I. Characters to be familiar with: A. Ewells, Finches, Miss Maudie, Miss Caroline Gilmer, Harper Lee, Dolphus, Miss Rachel, Mr. Avery, Boo, Aunt Alexandra, Zeebo, Calpurnia, Harper Lee, Cunninghams, Braxton Underwood, Charles Baker Harris

II. Themes A. Depression Era B. Race Relations C. Scout as narrator D. Role of Women E. Justice and Compassion (putting yourself in another’s shoes) F. Maycomb’s social setting (schools, churches, etc.) G. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson as “mockingbirds.”

III. Essay A. Be prepared to write a 5 paragraph essay. Review the format: 1: Statement of purpose 2-4: Supporting paragraphs that use examples and quotes. 5: A concluding paragraph that sums up the “evidence” and how you proved your points.

A Christmas Carol

Vocabulary

  • Save this on your computer for December, 2017 !

LIST I:

**Due for all: 11/29/2016

solemnize 1
simile 1
gait 1
covetous 1
palpable 2
ruddy 2
morose 3
destitute 4
tremulous 6
beguile 6

LIST II:

**Due for 6th /7th /8th graders: 11/29/2016 **Due for 5th graders and new students: 12/6/2016


apparition 8
specter 8
incessant 9
benevolence 10
opaque 11
rime 11
burdensome 14
prodigiously 16
compulsion 19
inexplicable 34

Five Points Bonus for 5th Graders and new students if all words are turned in by the 1st week.