Week of March 21 AdVENTURE Language ArtsNovel Studies
Vocabulary March 21, 2011
Good Readers…. • Do • use context clues to understand challenging or difficult words • Use the dictionary to check the meaning • Don’t • Guess or skip over difficult words Please add this strategy to your novel studies journal
Bud, Not Buddy VocabularyChapters 4-7 • Fumbling • Privilege • Drowsy • Torturing • Spigots • Gait • Retrieve
The Giver VocabularyChapters 3-5 • Chastisement • Conviction • Infraction • Petulantly • Tabulated • Remorse • Bewildered
The Outsiders, VocabularyChapter 3 • Gallantly • Buckskin • Dumbfounded • Passionately • Reputation • Aloofness • Ornery • Resignedly • Frustration • Impersonally • Elite • Bleak • Reeling • Winced
Analyzing the Characters Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Good Readers • Do • Understand the character(s), their relationships and their motivations • Use evidence from the text to support their ideas and thoughts
Character list As we read, complete the Character List graphic organizer that I give you. It will help keep the characters clear in your mind, and you will use this chart to create to character poster in a few chapters. Take good notes!
The Characters in our Novel Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Knowledge Questions – record the answers in your novel study journal • Who are our characters? • How would you describe the main character? Secondary characters? • How would you compare and contrast this character to other characters you’ve read about? • What ideas, words, phrases show us the relationship between the characters?
Character Activity Thursday, March 24, 2011
Character Poster Group Project • You will work with 3-4 other students to create a character poster. Groups will be assigned a specific character from the book. • It will include information about the personality and appearance of your character, his/her relationship with other characters in the story, his/her wants and desires. • As a group you will also create a poem about your character.
Assessment Friday, March 25, 2011
Friday quiz • Your assessment this week will be to complete your group poster demonstrating your understanding of your character from the book.