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With 13 years of teaching experience in grades 2-8 and in middle school reading and math intervention, I am excited about bringing strategies to the high school to help students excel in class and prepare them for success beyond graduation.
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Quarter 3 Word Wall

CARS II - Word Wall – 3rd Quarter  

  1. Abbreviate – (verb) to shorten or abridge 
  2. Adulation (noun) high praise 
  3. Adversity (noun) trouble or misfortune 
  4. Anecdote – (noun) short story or event 
  5. Belittle - (verb) lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; express a negative opinion of; cause to seem less serious; 
  6. Clemency - (noun) leniency and compassion shown toward offenders of rule or law 
  7. Cursory - (adj.) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough 
  8. Dubious - (adj.) not convinced; fraught with uncertainty or doubt; open to doubt or suspicion; not to be relied upon; suspect 
  9. Antediluvian - (noun) a very old person; (adj) of or belonging to the time before the biblical Flood 
  10. Ameliorate - (verb) get better; to make better 
  11. Fortuitous (adj) lucky;  happen by accident or chance 
  12. Frugal - (adj.) avoiding waste; spendthrift; sparing or economical with regard to money or food 
  13. Gluttony - (noun) habitual greed or excess in eating 
  14. Gullible - (adj.) easily tricked because of being too trusting; naive and easily deceived or tricked 
  15. Hilarity - (noun) great merriment; extreme amusement, especially when expressed by laughter 
  16. Hackneyed - (adj.)lacking significance through having been overused; unoriginal and trite 
  17. Dour(adj.) relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance 
  18. Kindle (verb) cause to start burning; catch fire; call forth 
  19. Laud - (verb) to give praise or highly approve 
  20. Listless - (adj.) lacking zest or vivacity; marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm  
  21. Morbid - (adj.)  characterized by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease; suggesting the horror of death and decay  
  22. Malleable (adj.)capable of being shaped or bended; easily influenced; pliable 
  23. Evasive(adj.) tending to avoid commitment, especially by responding indirectly; directed toward avoidance or escape 
  24. Overt (adj.) open and observable; not secret or hidden  
  25. Patent - (noun) a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention; an official document granting a right or privilege 
  26. Petulant - (adj.) easily irritated or annoyed; childishly sulky or bad tempered 
  27. Profuse - (adj.) produced or growing in extreme abundance; exuberantly plentiful 
  28. Querulous (adj.) habitually complaining 
  29. Reclusive (adj.) providing privacy or seclusion; withdrawn from society; seeking solitude 
  30. Scrutinize - (verb) examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification; to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail  

CARS II - Word Wall – 2nd Quarter

Reproach- criticize or express disappointment  
Extol- to praise  
Demean-lower in status or worth  
Obstinate- stubborn  
Exacerbate- to make more severe  
Admonish-gently criticize or warn  
Juxtapose-to place side by side  
Quell- to put down forcefully   
Despondent- depressed; having no hope   
Belligerent- eager to fight  
Innocuous- harmless  
Docile – ready to accept control or instruction; submissive.   
Exemplary – representing the best of its kind.  
Gusto –enjoyment or vigor in doing something; zest.  
Haughty – arrogantly superior and disdainful.  
Incompatible – so opposed in character as to be incapable of existing together.  
Indignant – showing anger at what is perceived as unfair treatment.  
Irrefutable – impossible to deny or disprove. 
Judicious – having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense.  
Levity – humor or frivolity.  
Lucid – expressed clearly; easy to understand.   
Nonchalant – feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed.  
Ostentatious – designed to impress or attract notice.  
Pretentious – attempting to impress by displaying greater importance or talent.  
Quip – a witty remark.  
Stringent – strict, precise, and exacting.  
Recant – ay that one no longer holds an opinion or belief.   
Truncate – to shorten (something) by cutting off the top or the end.  
Urbane – suave, courteous, and refined in manner.  
Whittle - carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it.

Don't forget
Early Dismissal: Thursday 9/13
Quarter 1 Word Wall Test: TUESDAY 9/18
Quarter 1 Benchmark Test: TUESDAY 9/25
Fall Festival: Friday 9/28
FALL BREAK 10/1-10/5

Content Area Reading Strategies II

Quarter 1 Word Wall 

  1. Anachronistic - belonging to a time other than the one being represented.  
  2. Censure - express severe disapproval of.  
  3. Clairvoyant – ability to perceive events in the future.   
  4. Confide – tell someone about a secret or private matter while trusting them not to repeat it.  
  5. Copious - abundant in supply or quantity  
  6. Audacity- disrespectful boldness  
  7. Euphemism- an inoffensive word or phrase in place of one considered offensive  
  8. Obtuse- lacking intellect  
  9. Tenacity- persistent, determination  
  10. Trite- uninteresting because of overuse  
  11. Renounce- reject, disown  
  12. Proliferate- to grow rapidly  
  13. Vigilant- alert, watchful  
  14. Verbose- using more words than necessary  
  15. Cohesive- sticking or holding together