Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Week #13

PAVE MAP: Make some predictions based on the sentences. Then look up the word, find a sample sentence other than the one given. No definitions given today!

PONDEROUS: Ponderous, he walked slowly, thinking about the important decision he had to make.

OBLIVIOUS: The blank expression on her face showed that she was completely oblivious that there was a test today.

WEDNESDAY WRITING: "Truth is the only safe ground to stand upon." - Elizabeth Caddy Stanton

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Week #13
PIOUS (religious; devout). The pious nun was devoted to her work with the church.
DEROGATORY (uncomplimentary). The derogatory statement about her clothes hurt her feelings.

WEDNESDAY WRITING: On December 14, 1911, the South Pole was discovered. If you were able to travel to the South Pole, who would you want to take along with you and why? You can choose from anyone--someone you know, someone famous, someone alive, someone who is no longer living -- anyone!

This is a short, abbreviated week.