1. Grammar: extra credit song opportunity directions!
2. Crispin: Discuss last night's reading and share/add new sticky notes
3. Crispin: FINISH!!! :)
4. Begin final journal entry:
The book begins and ends with the quote “In the midst of death comes life.” 1. What do you think this quote means now? 2. Explain how this quote is an example of foreshadowing. 3. How can this quote be used to show Crispin’s change? Give two examples from the book that show this quote to be true for Crispin and his change of character. Include page numbers for the examples.
Paragraph 2: Your opinion
Did you like the Crispin: The Cross of Lead? Why or why not? Give two reasons. What surprised you about the book? Why did it surprise you? Finally, did you like the ending of the book? Why or why not? If you were the author, how would you have changed the resolution? If yes, how? If not, why not?
1. Final Crispin journal entry due tomorrow.
1. Grammar Time Is Fun Time:
1. Crispin: read chps. 52-55
2. Finish pronoun flashcards
*NO HISTORY TODAY, JUST LANGUAGE ARTS BOTH PERIODS.
PERIODS 1/2 AND 3/4:
1. Pronoun practice sheet: This will be found next to my TA's desk (he can help you). On the front it says "Giggly Grammar Pronoun Practice" and the back has excerpts from Julius Caesar. The kids will work with their partners to identify the pronouns in each sentence. On the "Julius Caesar" side, they'll underline the pronouns and on top, label the type of pronoun. Since I didn't get a chance to finish teaching them the pronoun notes (I was supposed to do that today), they'll have to use their grammar handbooks (green textbooks under their desks) to help them identify the different types of pronouns. Have them refer to pages 30-32. On the "Giggly Grammar" side, they will underline each pronoun, and then under/next to each sentence identify each pronoun's antecedent. Example: her--Aunt Suzy. Don't collect the practice sheet. Tell students that I correct it with them tomorrow, and they'll turn it in then.
3. Use handbooks to complete the following exercises: p. 168, exercise 13 #s 1-10; page 208: Review B #s 1-10. Students need to write complete sentence answers and underline the correct pronoun. They can use one sheet of paper to complete this assignment. Please tell them to write their headings like this:
LA/handbook p. 168 ex.13; p. 208 Review B
*Collect these when they're done. Give them to my TA, but tell him/her to not correct them yet.
3. Crispin (class novel): Partners need to share last night's characterization sticky notes with each other. (You should see them writing down new sticky notes given to them by their partners.) Students can use the remaining time of class to read their Crispin homework (on the homework wall). Students who finish reading early need to add new sticky notes from today's reading. Reading time should be quiet.
4. Students who finish early can work on their pronoun flashcards.
PERIOD 5: Mrs. Peters (in Room 208 next door) will tell you what she'd like the students to work on today.
Thank you so much for coming in at the last minute.
1. Grammar notes: pronouns (see downloads below)
2. Whiteboard practice: p. 33 and 119 (pronouns)
HISTORY (All language arts this week!)
1. Discuss chaps. 30-38
2. Read chps. 39-40; add new sticky notes
1. Crispin: read chps. 41-43; add 6 new sticky notes: 2--Crispin, 2--Aycliffe, 2--Bear (all notes from chps. 30-43)
My promise to you: