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:- Read a published model of a persuasive essay.
– Identify key points in creating a persuasive writing piece.
– Persuade Mrs. Suckoo to have a hotdog instead of a turkey for Thanksgiving.
Vocabulary: – Study and review vocabulary words for our test on Friday.
1. forgiveness (page 207) – to forgive someone and not have hard feelings towards them
2. ignorant (page 194) – having no knowledge or education about something
3. defiant (page 193) – when you resist or challenge something or someone
4. covert (page 184) – done in secret
5. quest (page 218) – an adventurous journey by a knight
6. inspiring (page 227) – to move or guide someone to have greater things
7. anxiously (page 233) – afraid or nervous about what may happen
8. devious (page 237) – sneaky and deceptive
9. surrender (page 241) – to give up your power or control of something
10. torment (page 264) – to cause extreme pain in the body or in the mind
Math: – Take a class survey.
– Organize data into a bar graph.
– Identify the mode, median and outlier.
– Solve problems by making a table.
NOTE: Quiz on Friday, covering the above mentioned objectives.
Science: – Review learned objectives.
NOTE: CHAPTER 2 Test on Thursday.
Social Studies: – Identify means of communication 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.
– Identify descriptions for the categories of the books of the Bible.
– Express several purposes of the Bible.
WONDER BOOK REPORT – Due November 17.