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  • Verb

cooperate

koh-OP-uh-rayt

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It is so much easier to cooperate or work together on a task instead of fighting while doing it. Jack and I cooperated or aided each other positively while doing a project for school, so we were able to get it done quickly and well. On the other hand, John and Emily did not cooperate or help each other at all, so they ended up with a project that was only halfway completed. I’m not really sure why people don’t cooperate or get things done together, especially since there are so many benefits to doing so!

Quiz: If two people decide to cooperate, what are they doing?

  • They do something by joining their efforts.
  • They think about doing something together.
  • They each work separately on a task, and compare results after both have finished.

Memory Hook
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Coop Rate All the hens are cooperating in coop number five, whose rate of laying eggs is great because they are all helping each other lay!

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Word Ingredients
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co- with, together
oper work
-ate make something have a certain quality

When people cooperate, they “work together.”

Word Theater
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MB SEDLITA [YouTube] These dogs need to cooperate to get that tire out of the water!
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Word Variants
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cooperative adj of working together
cooperation n the act of working together