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We are working to build our vocabulary, use different words in our writing and understand them in our reading.
Each week a new word will be listed here. Your challenge is to find the meaning of the word, where the word comes from, a synonym (a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language), an antonym (a word or phrase that means the OPPOSITE of this word), create a sentence using the word correctly or find a word that means the same in another language. You can either make and share a doc to Miss Lester with what you have found out or put it as a comment below (remember to include the word that you are working with and your name).
Word of the Week - Term 3 Week 5
Word of the Week - Term 3 Week 3
Discombobulate means to confuse, upset or frustrate.
This is an Americanism (a word someone made up in American that has then been used a lot and become a popular word) and is an alliteration of discompose or discomfort.
Synonyms for discombobulate are befuddle, bewilder and fluster.
Antonyms for discombobulate are calm, clear up and comfort.
The speaker felt discombobulated by the hecklers.
Discombobulate is 意乱情迷 Yì luàn qíng mí in Chinese.
Word of the Week - Term 3 Week 2
Coerce means to compel by force.
Comes from the Latin coercere meaning hold in or restrain.
Synonyms for coerce are bully or intimidate.
Antonyms for coerce are allow, encourage, assist.
They coerced him into signing the document.
Coerce is dwingen in Dutch, zwingen in German and tvinga in Swedish.
Word of the Week - Term 3 Week 1
Abominable means very bad, terrible or something that causes revulsion.
Comes from the Latin abominabilis meaning despise as a bad omen or abhor.
Synonyms for abominable are abhorrent, horrible, revolting, foul or miserable.
Antonyms for abominable are likeable, admirable and delightful.
The weather today was absolutely abominable and cold.
Abominable is kasuklam-suklam in Filipino, inosia in Samoan and scârbos in Romanian.
We are getting so good at writing recounts now! Check out our latest recount about our July holiday break.
Room 2, your task it to add your pin onto one of the maps below (find the map with your name on it) and write a brief description of your holiday - you can add an appropriate picture to your pin. In your Drive you will need to write a full recount of your holidays or a special part of your holidays. Remember to share this to Miss Lester as soon as you have created it so she can help you if you get stuck.
When your recount is finished it can be added as a link on the map.
If you can't remember how to add your pin or get a bit stuck check out this video.
Yozan, Josh F, Mita, Wharepapa, Theo, Andrew, Maddy, Ella and Libby are on map one.
Iela, Savanna, Ruby, Ripena, Jackson, Brooklyn, Mitchell, Anaru and Tevita are on map two.
Josh P, Shanel, Amie-Grace, Angelica and Lahsinee are on map three.
Our focus for writing at the end of the term is writing to explain the Mars structures we have designed.
First we looked at an example of an explanation of how stalactites and stalagmites are formed and discussed how an explanation can be similar to the instructions we were writing last week.
We talked about how an explanation of our Mars structure will be like writing the script for an audio tour of the structure, what you would see and how it all works.
Here is a checklist you can use to help you when writing your explanations - it tells you the things you need to think about including.
Use the Mars Word Wall to help you with your explanation.