SPECIAL REMINDER: Our Field-trip is scheduled for this Friday.
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.
- clout (page 128) – a hard hit
- innumerable (page 139) – too many to count
- curtsy (page 145) – a bow made by women that consists oflowering the body & bending the knees
- reputation (page 153) – your overall quality or character, as seenor judged by others
- descended (page 157) – went to a lower place
6. olfactory (page 158) – relating to the sense of smell
7. ominous (page 160) – showing a sign of evil or misfortune to come 8. ferocious (page 163) – fierce
9. tragic (page 167) – something that is terrible
10. aspirations (page 169) – having goals or dreams to achieve
Math: – Demonstrate equations with two operations.
– Use tables to help show equations with two operations.
– Patterns and Sequences Test – THURSDAY (Review Chapter 7)
Science: – Describe how plants reproduce using only spores.
– Describe the stages of an animal’s life cycle.
– Describe how some animals grow develop.
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.
– Demonstrate the use of a Bible commentary.
– Study Psalm 139 and conclude that God is omnipresent.
WONDER BOOK REPORT – Due November 17.
MATH: Workbook page 463-464 (Fire Crackers 1, 3, 5, 7))
VOCABULARY: Cormplete page 11-12 in handout
READING: Read for at least 30 minutes.
MATH: Review Chapter 7