3rd Quarter   Jan-Mar

4th Quarter   Mar-May


Week 1-2   "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" by Rudyard Kipling   Link      pg 3  (9 1/2 pgs)  short story  Online Textbook

Monday: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning.  The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher.  This assignment also includes finding synonyms and antonyms for words. 
Vocabulary:
bungalow         consolation
mongoose        motto
Masonry          providence
Scuttle            sluice

Literary Terms:  conflict 

Guided Reading:
"The Dinner Party" pg 17-18

Watch films:
"Cobra vs. Mongoose."  YouTube. 
XXX http://youtu.be/vdg9gkmWsEA (1:57). 
"Slender mongoose kills black mamba." 
XXX YouTube.  http://youtu.be/mELMOAFMtUg (2:36).   

Read and discuss he short story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" by Rudyard Kipling   on page 3 and also on this link  (9 1/2 pgs). 

Week 3  "Song of the Trees" by Midred D. Taylor  pg 29  ( pgs)  short story       Online Textbook

Monday: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning.  The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher.  This assignment also includes finding synonyms and antonyms for words. 
Vocabulary:
finicky         dispute          amble          delve            sentry skirt (verb)           elude        incredulous         ashen       curt

Tuesday--Wednesday
Literary Terms:

foreshadowing (See pg 170 or English Terms.)
We will discuss the setting, characters, and events in this and every story that follows (R.NT.08.03-- see GLCEs).
Watch film:
"1930's Great Depression and Dust Bowl in Photos."  YouTube:Solymar25.   http://youtu.be/TZz7mwvmm7A.  (2:48). 

Introduction to novel assignments,
beginning with characters.

Thurs: Read and discuss "Song of the Trees" by Midred D. Taylor  pg 29.. Answer the questions on page 42.   

Fri: Quiz 

Thurs-Friday:
In this writing assignment

Week 4  "The Smallest Dragonboy" by Anne McCaffrey pg 47   ( pgs)  short story  Online Textbook

Monday: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning.  The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher.  This assignment also includes finding synonyms and antonyms for words. 
Vocabulary:
Goad imminent perturbed confrontation alleviate contemptuous       console     glisten       fleeting      replenish

Tuesday--Wednesday
Literary Terms:



Novel assignments,
beginning with characters.

Thurs: The Story:

Fri: Quiz 

Thurs-Friday:
In this writing assignment

Week 5  "Three Skeleton Key" by George G. Toudouze pg 65  ( pgs)  short story  Online Textbook

Monday: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning.  The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher.  This assignment also includes finding synonyms and antonyms for words. 
Vocabulary:  hordes    suffice  receding   edible   
derisive convict      phosphorescent      uncanny    sickle    innumerable 


Tuesday--Wednesday
Literary Terms:



Novel assignments,
beginning with characters.

Thurs: The Story:

Fri: Quiz 

Thurs-Friday:
In this writing assignment

Week 6  "A Day's Wait" by Ernest Hemingway  pg 81   ( pgs)  short story  Online Textbook

Monday: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning.  The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher.  This assignment also includes finding synonyms and antonyms for words. 
Vocabulary: detached   poised   commenced slack   capsule          lightheaded          flush        covey        quail


Tuesday--Wednesday
Literary Terms:



Novel assignments,
beginning with characters.

Thurs: The Story:

Fri: Quiz 

Thurs-Friday:
In this writing assignment

Week 7  "Homesick" by Jean Fritz pg 105   ( pgs)  nonfiction   Online Textbook

Monday: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning.  The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher.  This assignment also includes finding synonyms and antonyms for words. 
Vocabulary:
Glowering rickety saunter flustered pagoda

Tuesday--Wednesday
Literary Terms:



Novel assignments,
beginning with characters.

Thurs: The Story:

Fri: Quiz 

Thurs-Friday:
In this writing assignment

Week 8  "Barrio Boy" by Ernesto Galarza pg 125   ( pgs)  nonfiction         Online Textbook

Monday: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning.  The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher.  This assignment also includes finding synonyms and antonyms for words. 
Vocabulary:
Reassuring  contraption   assured   formidable

Tuesday--Wednesday
Literary Terms:



Novel assignments,
beginning with characters.

Thurs: The Story:

Fri: Quiz 

Thurs-Friday:
In this writing assignment

Week 9  "The Naming of Names" by Ray Bradbury pg 153  ( pgs)  short story        Online Textbook

Monday: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning.  The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher.  This assignment also includes finding synonyms and antonyms for words. 
Vocabulary:

Tuesday--Wednesday
Literary Terms:



Novel assignments,
beginning with characters.

Thurs: The Story:

Fri: Quiz 

Thurs-Friday:
In this writing assignment

Fish Cheeks Appalling   wedges    clamor   rumpled  muster   

Review Checklist for the 1st Quarter Test
Our glossary is on pgs 705-718

Narrative Prose Text

Range of Genre
novel
short story

Literary Elements
character
plot
theme
setting
conflict
foreshadowing
imagery   
personification   
point of view
suspense

Informational Prose Text

Literary Elements

Poetic Text

Range of Genre
Narrative poem
free verse

Poetic Elements
meter
refrain
rhyme scheme
speaker
stanza