II. While Reading Activities
- backpack |ˈbakˌpak| noun-a bag with shoulder straps that allow it to be carried on one’s back.
- protect |prəˈtekt| -verb [ with obj. ] keep safe from harm or injury: he tried to protect Kelly from the attack | [ no obj. ] : certain vitamins may protect against heart disease.
- binder |ˈbīndər| noun-a thing or person that binds something, in particular: a cover for holding loose sheets of paper, magazines, etc., together.
- massacre |ˈmasəkər| noun-an indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of people: the attack was described as a cold-blooded massacre | she says he is an accomplice to massacre.
- fleece |flēs| noun-a jacket or other garment made from a fleece fabric.
- spike |spīk|-noun a sharp increase in the magnitude or concentration of something: the oil price spike.
- whiteboard |ˈ(h)wītbôrd| noun a wipeable board with a white surface used for teaching or presentations.
- tablet |ˈtablət|-nouna small portable computer that accepts input directly onto its screen rather than via a keyboard or mouse. N. Amer. a writing pad.
- shield |SHēld| noun-a broad piece of metal or another suitable material, held by straps or a handle attached on one side, used as a protection against blows or missiles.
- decry |dəˈkrī|–verb (decries, decrying, decried) [ with obj. ] publicly denounce: they decried human rights abuses.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
The panel comes from Applied Fiber Concepts, a body armor company based in nearby Hialeah and owned by Al Cejas, who has two children at the school. He attended one of Gulla’s active shooting drills last year and suggested the company make custom armor plates for students.
Grammar Focus: Prepositions
While books and stuff in your backpack may stop a bullet, they’re not designed to.
The kindergarten through 12th grade school hasn’t been the scene of any gun violence.
The panel is a tool to help protect children in case of a horrific event.
There are binder inserts to place among loose-leaf paper.