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Y. Lesson 25

Lesson 25

Mountains: Surviving on Mt. Everest INFORMATIONAL TEXT
by Michael Sandler
*Access Student Book 2 start on pg. 296
 Target Vocabulary: approached, section, avalanches, increases, equipment, tanks, slopes, altitude, succeed, halt
Vocabulary Strategy: Anaologies
Phonics Skills: Suffixes -less, -ness, -able
Comprehnsion Skills: Text and graphic features -- tell how words and photos work together
Comprehension Strategy: Infer/predict -- use clues to figure out more about the selection
 Written Language:
A preposition is a word that connect other words in a sentence.
Common Prepositions
about    around      beside    for       near     outside     under
above    at             by          from    of        over         until
across    before      down      in        off       past          up
after      behind      during    inside   on       through    with
along    below        except    into      out      to            without
     ex. The group of climbers walked along the path.
A prepositional phrase begins with a preposition and ends with a noun or pronoun.
All the words between the preposition and the noun or pronoun are part of the prepositional phrase.
Some prepositional phrases tell when.
     ex. The climbers began their hike in the early morning.
Suffixes -less & -ness

1. painless

2. sickness

3. sadness

4. helpless

5. thankless

6. kindness

7. hopeful

8. darkness

9. fearless

10. thickness

11. careless

12. goodness

13. spotless

14. softness

15. useful

16. weakly

17. breathless

18. eagerness