A book is a magical thing that lets you travel to far-away places without ever leaving your chair.
~ Katrina Mayer
Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon,up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other’s lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.
Here are Some Examples of Common Core Standards Covered in this Unit:
★Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
★Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
★Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
★Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
★Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text
★Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author
wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Here are Some Examples of Comprehension Strategies Covered
in this Unit:
- ★ Text-to-Self Connections
- ★ Visualizing
- ★ Inferring
- ★ Predicting
- ★ Cause and Effect
- ★ Vocabulary
- ★ Defining Character Traits
- ★ Using Schema
- ★ Asking Questions/Wondering
- ★ Using Text Evidence
- ★ Compare and Contrast
- ★ Changing Mental Images
- ★ Taking a Character’s Perspective
- ★ Answering Comprehension Questions
- ★ Change over Time
- ★ Identifying Story Elements
English:- Form plural possessive nouns.
– Replace weak nouns with exact nouns.
NOTE: Unit 2 Check-Up on Monday, 30 October.
Vocabulary: – There will be a vocabulary test on Thursday.
- diplomat (page 12) – an official who represents his/her government to other governments
- speculation (page 16) – thoughts or guesses about something
- fate (page 25) – power that is beyond your control that decides
what happens to you
- conform (page 25) – to be the same as someone else and do
what they say
- tribunal (page 35) – a court of justice
6. perfidy (page 45) – when someone is disloyal and betrays you
7. egregious (page 52) – very noticeable and bad
8. repent (page 55) – to feel sorry for your sins and decide to do
the right thing
9. implications (page 71) – the conclusion that can be drawn from
10. beleaguered (page 77) – having troubles
Math: – Identify nonnumeric patterns.
– Identify numeric patterns.
– Identify sequences.
NOTE: Math Chapter 3 Test on Monday, October 16.
Science: – Describe the stages in the life cycle of flowering plants.
– Describe how plants reproduce using only spores.
Social Studies: – Identify differences & similarities between urban & rural life.
– Explore Caribbean culture.
Bible: – Study Bible verse for Friday. Parents, please encourage your child to study their Bible verse every week. These do impact their Bible grades.
– Deduce that God’s Word is for all people, for all time.
– Use a time line and a map to enhance their study of the Bible.
God said, “I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.” Acts 13:22
READING: Read for at least 20 minutes.
SOCIAL STUDIES: Work on social studies project
MATH: Workbook page 423-424 (Fire Crackers 1-4, 8-10)