In Mrs. Sparhawk’s reading classes, we were given a quick lesson on how to look up unfamiliar words in a dictionary, using guide words. We were also given a handout called Word Cards. If you were absent for the lesson, go to the make-up work center and look for Box 2 for reading. There you’ll find extra copies of the Word Cards handout, or you can just print one from home, as this link offers you a copy. The handout was created using Microsoft Office Word 2010, so if you have an older version of Microsoft Office Word, your at-home computer may not be able to read and print this document. Still, there are plenty of extra handouts in the classroom.
Today’s vocabulary word was captain. You’ll need to fill out the syllable breaks, definition, part of speech (i.e. noun, verb, adjective, etc.) and sentence portion of your word card for this, but you are welcome to copy the drawing of a captain from one of your classmates’ word card worksheets. If you need help making your word card for the first time, please ask Mrs. Sparhawk for assistance.