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 earn a sticker for their 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. 18: There was no school today, due to the President’s Day holiday.
Tuesday, Feb. 19:
- Word card = dirk
- Journal = Who are the two character narrators, and why are two narrators needed?
Wednesday, Feb. 20:
- Word card = coxswain
- Journal = Which character reminds you most of yourself, and what makes him/her so much like you?
Thursday, Feb. 21:
- Word card = idiom
- Journal = If you were marooned on Treasure Island, how would you spend your time?
Friday, Feb. 22:
- Word card = gallows
- Journal = How has Jim’s opinion of the captain changed, and what brought about that change?
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.