Mr Weis’ Classroom Blog

September 23, 2008

Tuesday was full of learning, and that’s no prevarication!

Filed under: Homework — mrweis @ 1:00 pm

In Language Arts today we focused on using context clue strategies to learn some new words. For example, students were able to guess the meaning of prevaricate when given the sentence, “Is there ever a good reason to prevaricate rather than tell the truth?” We discussed context clues and classified each one as a Synonym, Compare/contrast, or Cause/Effect. Tonight students will create a make believe word and write some sentences with context clues to help clarify their made-up word. See if you can guess the definition of their made-up word by just reading their sentences.


  1. Language Arts: Context Clues Worksheet – Make up a word and write 3 sentences with context clues.
  2. Reading: Read for 20 minutes, fill out your pink reading log.
  3. Mathematics: Page 17 – Exploring Square Numbers.

Mr. Weis


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