The Sparks Fly

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The Sparks Fly

  1. 1. dissolve retirement inefficient ventsThe Sparks Fly charged demonstrationby Ruth Ashby donors electrocuted attracted insulators patent uproariously
  2. 2. dissolve – v. to mix into a liquid
  3. 3. retirement – n. – the act of takingoneself away from a job or occupation; quitting your job forever usually because you’re getting older.
  4. 4. inefficient – adj. not offering good use of money or time
  5. 5. vents – n. plural of vent: an opening through which a gas passes
  6. 6. charged – v. past tense of charge: to fill with electricity
  7. 7. demonstration – n. something thatexplains, proves, or shows something very clearly.
  8. 8. donors – n. plural of donor: aperson who gives something
  9. 9. electrocuted – v. past tense ofelectrocute: to kill by means of a very strong electric shock
  10. 10. attracted – v. past tense of attract: to cause to come near
  11. 11. insulators – n. plural of insulator: amaterial that does not carry an electric charge
  12. 12. patent – v. to obtain the exclusive rightto an invention; no one else can claim he/she invented it
  13. 13. uproariously – adv. noisily, loudly
  14. 14. Preparing to Read Line 1 – earthquakes fireplace loudspeaker windshieldThese are compound words. Can you tell an open compound word? Can you name a hyphenated compound? Line 2 – person man inventor Ben Franklin These words show levels of specificity. They go from general to specific. Let’s make a new specificity chain.
  15. 15. Preparing to ReadLine 3 – questions chimneys demonstrations inventions These words are regular plurals. Let’s review the rules for forming regular plurals. Line 4 – inefficient inexperienced incapable independence The prefix “in” means “not” “lacking” or “lack of”

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