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. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce students to new words in an effort to help them build a robust vocabulary. The more words you know the easier it will be…

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: i. Type a word that begins with the letter T and ends with the letter E in the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below. ii. 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 Her elderly neighbor spent an hour every day tending to his vibrant garden. elderly = adjective being used to describe the neighbor neighbour = noun vibrant = adjective being used to describe the garden garden = noun…

Mendacious

Mendacious Definition: 1. given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth 2.  someone who tells lies 3. dishonest, lying; untruthful A mendacious person is one who tells lies habitually and intentionally. – Vocabulary Dictionary Part of Speech (POS): adjective Why is it important to know a word’s part of speech?…

Logophiles

Word Game Good morning, dfoww learners. Tomorrow, we will be sharing a word that begins with the letter M. Clues 1. The word is an adjective.2. The word contains (10) letters.3. The word contains (5) vowels.4. The third letter of the word is an (n).5. The word rhymes with the words gracious and flirtatious.6. The…

September Workshops

September 2020 Schedule All online reading and writing workshops will be published by 7 a.m. EST. 9/8/20 Tuesday – Logophiles | Building Vocabulary 9/9/20 Wednesday – Word of the Day | Word of the Day 9/10/20 Thursday – Affinity for Adjectives | Building Vocabulary 9/11/20 Friday – Lexicon Geeks | Building Vocabulary 9/14/20 Monday –…

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 P and ends with the letter S in the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below. 2. Select any three unfamiliar words…

Square Brackets Worksheet

Name ________________________________ Date _________________________________ Directions: Multiple choice Complete the following sentences 1. Brackets often contain ______ information. A. simple B. confusing C. unimportant D. essential 2. Parentheses are different from brackets because they contain ______ information. A. extremely important B. nonsensical C. non-essential and supplemental D. invisible 3. Brackets are very commonly used in all…

Square Brackets

Punctuation Marks Part 12 Square Brackets [ ] What are square brackets? What are they used for? Where should square brackets be placed in a sentence? What happens if I incorrectly punctuate a sentence with square brackets? These are some of the questions that will be answered in this workshop. Square brackets are similar to…

Ameliorate

Ameliorate Definition: 1. to make a bad or unpleasant situation better 2.  to improve something or make it less severe 3. to relieve or soothe a negative effect To ameliorate is to step in and make a bad situation better – Vocabulary Dictionary Part of Speech (POS): verb Why is it important to know a…