From the Word Wizard Club...
February 25, 2008

Congratulations, Kids! You've completed learning the next round of vocabulary words, and now it's time to review.

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solar

Which Means:

Around or about the sun.

As In:

Image Which planets go around the sun in our solar system? (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.)

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The [er] sound in this word is spelled AR.

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pottery

Which Means:

Containers or other items made from baked clay and that often have a glaze on them.

As In:

Image Gertrude's new hobby is making pottery.

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'Pottery' has two Ts even though 'pot' has only one!

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canal

Which Means:

A river or stream dug by people.

As In:

Image The boatman sang his heart out as he rowed through the canal in Venice.

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The stress in this word is on the second syllable.

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dwell

Which Means:

To live in a certain place.

As In:

Image Polar bears dwell in the Arctic where there is lots of snow.

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'Dwell' also means to continue: The memory of her trip to Africa will dwell in her mind forever!

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peninsula

Which Means:

A body of land nearly surrounded by water but connected to the land in one place.

As In:

Image Which US state is a peninsula? (Its name starts with an 'F'.)

Heads Up!

Breaking this word down into syllables may help you remember how to spell it: pen-in-sula.

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