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:- We will be testing past objectives this week.

Vocabulary: – Study and review vocabulary words for our test on Friday.

  1. inordinate (page 88) – going beyond reasonable limits
  2. illumination (page 88) – light
  3. confessor (page 90) – someone who confesses (tells the truth

    about something secretive)

  4. obsession (page 95) – an idea or feeling that you constantly

    think about

  5. solace (page 99) – something that gives comfort

    6. chandelier (page 106) – a lighting fixture, usually hanging from a ceiling

    7. revelation (page 109) – an act of revealing the truth
    8. watercress (page 110) – a plant often used in soups & salads that

    has crisp, peppery-tasting leaves 9. dire (page 117) – causing horror or disaster

    10. consequences (page 120) – results of choice

Math: – Solve problems by looking for a pattern.

– Identify addition and subtraction rules.

– Identify multiplication and division rules.

– Recognize the order of operations.

– Demonstrate equations with two operations.

Science: – Describe the stages in the life cycle of flowering plants.

– Describe how plants reproduce using only spores.

– Observe how seeds germinate.

Social Studies: – Identify numerous ways that people earn a living in the Caribbean.

Bible: – Study Bible verse for Friday. Parents, please encourage your child to study their Bible verse every week. These do impact their Bible grades.

– Examine and analyze information from a concordance.

– Apply contextual reading skills.

“Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the Lord…I

also have heard you, declares the Lord.” (2 Kings 22:19)



READING: Read for at least 20 minutes.
VOCABULARY: Complete page 11-12 in handout

MATH: Workbook page 443-444 (Fire Crackers 1, 3, 5, 7-9)


MATH: Workbook page 449-450 (Fire Crackers 1, 3, 5, 7)

MATH: Workbook page 455-456 (Fire Crackers 1, 3, 7, 10)
Objectives and Lesson Plans – October 30-November 3, 2017
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