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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 your teacher, 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, Oct. 7:

  • Word card = guinea
  • Journal = Name five human characters who’ve been called captain, and tell the name of each one’s ship.

Tuesday, Oct. 8:

  • Word card = gallows
  • Journal = none
  • Today we went to the library and renewed our Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, or Agatha Christie novel. If you still need to do this, please ask for a hall pass to go to the library at the end of class today to renew your mystery book. Our book report form for this book will be collected on October 15.
  • We were given a mystery book report form today (since those are due next week), and extra copies of this book report form are found in the reading section of the Make-up Work Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 9:

  • Word card = contrast
  • Journal = Predict how this book will end.

Thursday, Oct. 10:

  • Word card = compare
  • Journal = None

Friday, Oct. 11:

  • Word card = inn
  • Journal = None

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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