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, March 4:
- Word card = talent
- We went to the library today to renew our historical fiction books. Remember that the historical fiction book report form will be due on March 15th.
- No journal is given on a library day.
Tuesday, March 5:
- Word card = pirate
- Journal = List three pirate idioms and explain what each one means.
Wednesday, March 6:
- Word card = rsidence
- Journal = If you were a lawyer, in a courtroom, and it was your job to defend Long John Silver, what would you say?
Thursday, March 7:
- Word card = historical
- Journal = Compare your first journal of this quarter (the one where you predicted what this book would be about) to the actual plot of the book, Treasure Island.
Friday, March 8:
- Word card = fictional
- Journal = Now that you’ve read the book, do you still think the author is prejudiced against handicapped people? Explain your answer.
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.