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 your mystery 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.)

benjamin gunn how did he spend his time on treasure island ?

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Monday, April 15:

  • Word card = setting
  • Journal = none

Tuesday, April 16:

  • Word card = maroon (like a person left alone on an island)
  • Journal = Who is the most villainous character in Treasure Island, and what makes him/her seem so evil?

Wednesday, April 17:

  • Word card = schooner
  • There was no sticker today, no journal today, and we didn’t read from Treasure Island. Instead, we had to draw, label, and color a diagram of a schooner. The diagram you are to use as a guide is in Box 4 in the make-up work center. If you’d like to come in at lunch to work on this project, just set an appointment to do so, with your teacher.

Thursday, April 18:

  • Word card = Jolly Roger
  • Journal =Look at the map of Treasure Island, and describe what you see there.

Friday, April 19:

  • Word card = coracle
  • Journal = Who are the two character narrators, and why are two narrators necessary?

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.


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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