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:- Persuasive writing – Elf for Hire

Vocabulary: – Study and review Spelling-Mania words for our test on Friday. (Words were sent home last week.)


Math: – Multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number.

– Multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number.

– Multiply a multi-number by a one-digit number.

NOTE: There will be a Chapter 4 math test on Monday.

Science: – Name the basic needs of living things.

– Explain how adaptations help living things meet their needs.

Social Studies: – Living in the Caribbean Round-Up

– Answer questions about Christmas in Australia and provide text evidence.

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

– Apply the practice of thanksgiving through prayer and appreciating others.

– Describe what you have learned about prayers and thanksgiving.

…John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” Mark 1:4



READING: Read for at least 40 minutes

SPELLING: Study for Spelling-Mania

MATH: Workbook page 227-228 (Fire Crackers 1-3, 6, 10)
SPELLING: Study for Spelling-Mania


MATH: Workbook page 245-246 (Fire Crackers 1-4, 10, 13)

SPELLING: Study for Spelling-Mania
MATH: Workbook page 251-252 (Fire Crackers 1-4, 9, 12)
SPELLING: Study for Spelling-Mania
Objectives and Lesson Plans – November 27 – December 1, 2017
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