Archive for November, 2007

Common ……

Commons Suffixes:

  • Stabil-ise
  • Character-ise
  • Symbol-ise
  • Visual-ise
  • Special-ise
  • Differenti-ate
  • Liquid-ate
  • Pollin-ate
  • Duplic-ate
  • Fabric-ate
  • Class-ify
  • Exempl-ify
  • Simpl-ify
  • Just-ify
  • Awak-en

Commons Prefixes:

  • Re-structure
  • Re-visit
  • Re-appear
  • Re-build
  • Re-finance
  • Dis-appear
  • Dis-allow
  • Dis-arm
  • Dis-connect
  • Dis-continue
  • Over-book
  • Over-sleep
  • Over-work
  • Un-bend
  • Un-couple

Re: again or back, Dis: reverses the meaning of the verb, Over: too much, Un: reverses the meaning of the verb.Common Roots:

  • Aqua-tic | Water
  • Astro-nomy | Star
  • Bio-logy | Life
  • Cap-ture | Take
  • Clus-ter | Close
  • Cycl-e | Round
  • Demo-stration | People
  • Dom-ain | Home
  • Fact-ory | Make
  • Flex-ible | Bend
  • Leg-al | Law
  • Zoo-Log-y | Study
  • Med-ium | Middle
  • Min-ute | Small
  • Port-able | Carry

A Crazy Night at the Library

One night something really fabulous happened at the library. The characters in the stories started playing from their books!

Rogelio climbed into Charlotte’s Web and started reading with Wilbur the Pig! Werty wandered into an encyclopedia and ended up lost in Panama!

The craziest part was when Mary wandered into Harry Potter and said, “Chilindrino, I don’t think we’re in Chiriqui any more.”

Then LibMan walked in and said, “OHHH! Everybody back in place!”

The characters left around the room. Just in time! The students in grade twelve came in to get books for their reports, but it was safe. All the characters were back in the books where they belonged.