Amanda Denno Block 1B


  • Root: Littera "letter" (Latin)
  • Part of Speech: noun
  • Definition: the occurrence of the same initial sound in several words in succession
  • The first alliteration most kids learn is "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers


  • Root: Scribo,Scribere,Scripsi,Scriptum "to write" (Latin)
  • Part of Speech: verb
  • Definition: 1) to pledge to pay for something/to contribute to something; to place an order by signing 2) to express consent or agreement; to assent
  • In order to prevent her daughter from being bored over summer break, Shelly decided to subscribe to Netflix.


  • Root: Onoma "name" (Greek)
  • Part of Speech: noun
  • Definition: a word composed of the first letters or parts of a name or series of words
  • To remember the order of operations in math, kids often use the acronym PEMDAS (Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally).


  • Root: Nomen "name" (Latin)
  • Part of Speech: adjective
  • Definition: shameful; disgraceful
  • Cheating on a test is thought of as ignominious.