Unit 3 Week 1
sequence: the order of a story's events; clue words include, "first," "next," "then," "last," and "finally"
background knowledge: what you already know about a topic from your reading or you own real-life experiences
personification: a figure of speech in which human traits are given to animals, inanimate objects, or ideas; the tree danced in the breeze
hatchet: a small axe with a short handle, for use with one hand
ignite: to set on fire
painstaking: very careful; particular; diligent
quill: a stiff, sharp hair or spine, like the pointed end of a feather
registered: to have had some effect; to have made an impression
smoldered: burned and smoke without flame
stiffened: to have been made or have become rigid; fixed
Principal Parts of Regular Verbs
Remember the simple verb tenses...
past tense: usually ends in "-ed" (walked), but there are MANY irregular ones (ran, ate, sang)
present tense: I walk, she walks
future tene: I will walk
linking verb + verb ending in "-ing"
I am walking. She was walking.
*Linking Verbs *=
is, am, was, were, are, be, being, been
has/have/had + verb ending in "-ed"
I had walked. She has walked. We have walked.
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