Today, students finished their book - Our Iceberg Is Melting.
Edwin observed that many words that the students start out not knowing are becoming easier to figure out now that they know words can sometimes change between being a noun, verb, or adjective—for example, students were able to work through the word coincide based on the context and also because Ivy said it reminded her of "coincidence"—the noun. Edwin said, "and coincide is a verb so it must mean the action of something happening at the same time."
Junior was able to apply the same logic to figuring out the word "regression" by noting that it sounds like "regret" which means that "you wish you could take something back". Nice job making connections!