If you’re absent this week, you’ll need to make up your missing word cards (which you can download using this link) and journal responses (which are listed below). If you fill out a word card sheet and/or journal completely, please turn it in and get another from the reading boxes in the make-up work center at the back of the classroom.
In addition to that, students will read for 30 minutes or more each day. We earn a sticker for our sticker sheets by reading. But if you’ve been absent, you simply read a library book at home for 30 minutes and have your parent sign your agenda saying that you did so. Then show this to Mrs. Webmaster, and she’ll give you the sticker you missed on the day you were gone. (For athletes, your coach can sign your agenda stating that you read on the bus that day.)
Monday, Feb. 4:
- Word card = buccaneer
- Journal = none
- We went to the library today to renew our Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, or Agatha Chrisitie novels. Please ask for a hall pass to go to the library if you still haven’t checked one out. You MUST have one for the book report that’s due on Friday, February 15. Reading your mystery book is your primary homework for this class.
Tuesday, Feb. 5:
- Word card = setting (as in, time and place, not the verb to sit)
- Journal = Re-read pages 33- 35 (white book) or 35-37 (blue book) and use the information there to explain who John Flint is.
Wednesday, Feb. 6:
- Word card = maroon (not the color, but the castaway)
- Journal = Who is the most villainous character in the book, Treasure Island, and what makes him/her seem so villainous?
Thursday, Feb. 7:
- Word card = foreshadow
- Journal = Explain how Billy bones’ “seafaring man with one leg” foreshadows the true nature of a certain character.
Friday, Feb. 8:
- Word card = Jolly Roger
- Journal = Who are the two character narrators, and why are two narrators needed?
If you’d like a hard or digital copy of the handouts I’ve created for this and other classes I teach, please visit the “blog” section of my sister website, English Emporium.