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Focus Trait: Word Choice

Support Trait: Conventions

Watch the
video and
on a post it
note, write
down what
you think a
conjunction
does.

We will explore unique and interesting adjectives skills while we write


using antonyms and we study how conjunctions determine

Focus Trait: Word Choice


Support Trait: Conventions

antonym

a word or
phrase that nearly or exactly
means the opposite as
another
orantonymous
phrase.
adjectiveword
form:
(noun)

Greek Roots: anti (against)


+ onym (name)
Related words:

pseudonym = false +
name, as in writing using a
pseudonym.
homonym = same + name,
as in two, to, and too are
homonyms.
cryptonym = hidden +
name, as in the CIA uses
cryptonyms or code names.

We will explore unique and interesting adjectives skills while we write


using antonyms and we study how conjunctions determine

The opening from A Tale of Two


by Charles Dickens

Focus Trait: Word Choice


Cities Support Trait: Conventions

It was the best of times, it was the worst


of times, it was the age of wisdom, it
was the age of foolishness, it was the
epoch of belief, it was the epoch of
incredulity, it was the season of Light, it
was the season of Darkness, it was the
spring of hope, it was the winter of
despair, we had everything before us, we
had nothing before us, we were all going
direct to Heaven, we were all going
direct the other way--in short, the period
We
will so
explore
unique
interesting
adjectives
skills while
we write
was
far
likeand
the
present
period,
that
using antonyms and we study how conjunctions determine

Focus Trait: Word Choice


Support Trait: Conventions

IDEAS

Pre-Writing
Think about a person, place, or thing [noun] that might be the best and the worst of
something simultaneously. If you cant think of somethinghere are some ideas.
Write six pairs of antonyms [think adjectives!] in a short sentence [use A Tale of Two Cities
as inspiration]. If you finish before time is up, go back and choose even stronger adjectives.

He/She was the happiest of children


It was the scariest of movies
It was the most interesting sport
He/She was the most loyal of pets

We will explore unique and interesting adjectives skills while we write


using antonyms and we study how conjunctions determine

Focus Trait: Word Choice


What do conjunctions do?
Support Trait: Conventions

COORDINATING
CONJUNCTIONS

Write in
your
notebook
Example
s: and
but
so
for
yet
or
nor

Conjunction: word used to


connect phrases and
sentences.
Example

COMPLETE
SENTENCE #1

COORDINATING COMPLETE
CONJUNCTION
SENTENCE #2
A COMMA GOES RIGHT
IN FRONT OF THE
COORDINATING
CONJUNCTION

We will explore unique and interesting adjectives skills while we write


using antonyms and we study how conjunctions determine

Focus Trait: Word Choice


What do conjunctions do?
Support Trait: Conventions

COORDINATING
CONJUNCTIONS

Write in
your
notebook
Example
s: and
but
so
for
yet
or
nor

Conjunction: word used to


connect phrases and
sentences.
Example Sentences

It was the best of times, and it was the worst of


times.
It was the best of times, so it was the worst of
times.
It was the best of times, yet it was the worst of
times.
It wasnt the best of times, nor was it the worst of
times.

We will explore unique and interesting adjectives skills while we write


using antonyms and we study how conjunctions determine

Focus Trait: Word Choice


Support Trait: Conventions

Writers Challenge:
Look back at your pre-writing. Edit and revise your writing to include conjunctions to link your sentences together.
Look at your WORD CHOICE post it to guide you to choose extraordinary and exceptional adjectives!

We will explore unique and interesting adjectives skills while we write


using antonyms and we study how conjunctions determine