Do you remember when we learned the root, hyper?
It means you are exaggerating something.
So, something that is hyperbole means that you are saying something that is a big exaggeration.
For example, in the picture above the person says, "My feet are killing me!"
So we don't mean that literally. Your feet are not trying to kill you! What we mean when we say that is that our feet hurt a lot.
So why do we do this? Why do we exaggerate?
It's because we are trying to make a point that things are extremely good, extremely horrible, extremely painful, extremely funny. Get it?
So people say things like:
I couldn't sleep all night!
My head is splitting!
That was so loud my ear drums broke!
I waited at the red light forever!
On the worksheet, Hyper Hyperbole, you will make up 5 hyperboles about some people you know. It is okay to be silly.
For each sentence, write:
2. What the trait/skill is
3. A sentence with a hyperbole about it
She is always scared.
Dorcas died when she heard a creepy sound in the middle of the night!
He is always cheerful.
Billy Bob's smile is a million miles wide!
Use the worksheet posted below or
you can just write the 3 parts of paper like I did for my examples.
Name this: hyperbole
Due on Friday, May 21
Audi means "to hear."
You probably know the word "audience."
But why is the root audi in that word? It's a little weird, right?
Well, it's because an audience gathers to listen to a performance, right? That means they are hearing what is going on.
Remember, you can find the audi worksheet in the last roots packet I sent home.
You will need to do sections A, B, and C.
(FYI, there is no choice for C this time.)
Name this: roots audi
Due on Friday, May 21.
Dict means "to say."
You probably know the word "predict."
So why is dict in that word?
Well, when you predict something, you are saying your guess about what is probably going to happen.
The word dictator is even more weird.
A dictator is someone in control of a country. If a country has a dictator it isn't like a president. The people don't get to vote or make decisions. The dictator is 100% the boss. So everything he says is the law. Get it?
You will find these worksheets in the same roots packet I sent home.
You will do sections A, B, and C.
(Again, there is no choice for C.)
Name this: roots dict
Due on Friday, May 21
What is a ROOT? What does it have to do with language?!
Well, the English language is actually related to two old languages that people spoke long before there even was English! Those two languages are Greek and Latin.
We are going to learn that pieces of those languages still exist in English words.
Usually, these roots are pieces of words. They are not a word all by themselves, but they always carry their meaning with them no matter what word they are in.
Let me give you an example:
Have you ever seen a word with "anti" in it?
Did you know that all these words have something in common? They all mean they are AGAINST something. That is because the meaning of the root "anti" is always "against."