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English, Venice High School, Ms. Lockwood Personal Dictionary 1. 2. 3. 4. Each week - find and record 10 “good” words...

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English, Venice High School, Ms. Lockwood

Personal Dictionary 1. 2.

3. 4.

Each week - find and record 10 “good” words in your personal dictionary. Record each in the running list that begins on page 1 of your dictionary. Then record each word alphabetically in the pages of your dictionary. List 1) word, 2) part of speech, 3) definition, 4) word source, and 5) the sentence from the word source (your book/newspaper/TV program/friend, or wherever you saw/heard the word.) Take the two most challenging or interesting words and make a 3"x5" card (shown below). Personal dictionaries will be checked each Thursday. Cards may be used for daily secretary presentations.

Define “good word”:

Example page Dictionary page P partisan

adj: belonging to a political party; biased Source: LA Times, “The survey...finds a state nearly cleaved in half by partisan divisions.”

Example index cards for interesting/challenging word

ostracize

aloof

Aloof standoffish, solitary

Tie word: roof

My cat is so aloof that when company comes, she goes up on the roof.”

ostracize banish from society

tie word: ostrich

Oscar hid his head in the sand because all the other ostriches ostracized him.