August Workshops

August 2020 Schedule All online reading and writing workshops will be published by 7 a.m. EST. 8/14/20 Friday – Auspicious Learners | Building Vocabulary 8/18/20 Tuesday – Logophiles | Building Vocabulary 8/19/20 Wednesday – Word of the Day | Word of the Day 8/20/20 Thursday – Affinity for Adjectives | Building Vocabulary 8/21/20 Friday –…

Slash Worksheet

Slash Worksheet Name ___________________________________________ Date _____________________________________________ Directions: Answer the following questions. Write your answers on a sheet of paper and then type your answers in the Leave a Reply/Leave a comment section below. A member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback on the answers you provide. 1. What does the slash represent in…

The Slash

Punctuation Marks Part 13 The Slash (/) What is a slash? When should a slash be used? How should a slash be used in a sentence? These are a few of the questions this workshop will answer. (Please see the punctuation chart in our introduction to punctuation workshop). Definition: The slash is a forward sloping…

Scurrilous

Scurrilous Definition: 1. making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation 2. grossly or obscenely abusive 3. using or given to coarse language; vulgar and evil If something is scurrilous, it’s meant to offend.  If you say something scurrilous about someone, your intentions are bad: you mean to damage…

Logophiles

Word Game Good Morning dfoww learners! Tomorrow, we will be sharing a word that begins with the letter S. Clues 1. The word is an adjective. 2. The word contains (10) letters. 3. The word contains (4) vowels. 4. The third letter of the word is a (u). 5. The word rhymes with the words…

Lexicon Geeks

Word Game Get ready to build your vocabulary! Test your stored knowledge and vocabulary skills before researching words online or in the dictionary. Directions: 1. Type a word that begins with the letter M and ends with the letter R in the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below. 2. Select any three unfamiliar words…

Affinity for Adjectives

Word Game Adjectives describe or modify the meaning of nouns and pronouns to make them more specific. Examples: • Justin’s selfish attitude resulted in him not wearing a protective face mask while shopping in the grocery store. selfish = adjective being used to describe JustinJustin = noun Here is another example: They are a bunch…

Sagacious

Sagacious Definition: 1. having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd 2. intelligent and has the ability to make good decisions Someone like an inspirational leader or an expert in a field who seeks knowledge and has foresight can be described as sagacious. Vocabulary Dictionary Part of Speech (POS) adjective FYI – Why…

Logophiles

Word Game Good Morning, dfoww learners. Tomorrow, we will be sharing a word that begins with the letter S. Clues 1. The word is an adjective.2. The word contains (9) letters.3. The word contains (5) vowels.4. The third letter of the word is a (g).5. The word rhymes with the words audacious and bodacious.6. The…

Auspicious Learners

Word Game One of the ways in which we build vocabulary is by word association. The goal of this word association game is to help our participants make connections between words. Synonym: a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language. Directions: 1. Select…