Lady of the Lake

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Any time you’ve been gone, you need to ask Mrs. Webmaster if she took grades on the D.O.L. assignments. If so, she can give you the D.O.L. assignment that you missed, and you can take it home to finish it. Remember that Mrs. Webmaster’s hand is her in-box; NEVER leave make-up work on her desk.

Monday, April 1: Please take the time to write assignments in your agenda. Today Mrs. Webmaster read us a story called Tam Lin, by Jane Yolen. In order to make up this story, you’ll need to ask Mrs. Webmaster if you may borrow her book. You may only read it during class or at lunch; you may not take this book home. Once you’ve read this book, fill out your folklore journal on the title, genre, theme, protagonist, conflict, resolution, etc. For the information about the author, please read this page online and take notes. As you read this page, pay close attention to the section on Wizard’s Hall. Note that Yolen published Wizard’s Hall long before J.K. Rawling published the Harry Potter series.

Tuesday, April 2: We continued reading folklore stories today. Mrs. Webmaster has posted the reading list on the board. The only story you’re required to read from that list is “Aschenputtel.” For the other stories, you may choose to read the stories that interest you most. Once you finish reading a story, be sure to fill out your folklore journal. If you come across a story with no information about the author, just look up that author’s name online. You can usually find out info that way. Remember that we’ll be writing essays on these folklore stories. Try to choose stories that have something in common (same author, ancient settings, similar protagonists, etc.), so you’ll have a theme for your thesis statement.

Wednesday, April 3: We practiced for Friday’s spelling/vocabulary test today. Please take the time to study Oral Traditions Vocabulary List 4C this week in preparation for your test. Remember that the words and definitions are found right here on ClipBoards.WordPress.com on the Vocabulary Lists page.

Thursday, April 4: We continued reading folklore stories today. Mrs. Webmaster has posted the reading list on the board. The only story you’re required to read from that list is “Aschenputtel.” For the other stories, you may choose to read the stories that interest you most. Once you finish reading a story, be sure to fill out your folklore journal. If you come across a story with no information about the author, just look up that author’s name online. Remember that we’ll be writing essays on these folklore stories. Try to choose stories that have something in common (same author, ancient settings, similar protagonists, etc.), so you’ll have a theme for your thesis statement.

Friday, April 5:  Today everyone took the folklore vocabulary test on MyBigCampus. You can take this test from home if you’d like. Just go to MyBigCampus, log in, and look for Oral Traditions Vocabulary Test 4C. The password for taking this test is Wolf with a capital W.

For free teacher handouts, educational videos, Powerpoints, and a free grammar guide for students, please visit my sister website, English Emporium.

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About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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