Our focus today was on reviewing vocabulary. I have to first give a shout out to VocabGal, who had a great exam review strategy posted on her blog yesterday - categorizing. We listed four random categories on the board and kids worked in table teams to sort words from this year into them. Then, they had to defend their choices. The kind of thinking required to explain how the word decrease fit into the "history" category, or how denominator fit into "zombies" was impressive. They clearly know these words well. Thanks again to Sarah (aka VocabGal) for the awesome review idea.
We also practiced analogies with our vocab words. They have come a long way with this kind of logical thinking and word pairing. These were a BREEZE for both classes.
Finally, kids had some class time to create additional StudyStack sets for all of the roots, prefixes, and suffixes, plus any lessons that they'd not yet completed.
Homework: Finish the analogy practice set in the review packet and use StudyStack to continue review and practice with the words. (Remember: Hungry Bug, Scramble, and Hangman do NOT help you review because they focus only on one half of the equation - they do not connect the words and the definitions, which is what you really want to do.)