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  1. Pregame There once was a king whose kingdom was destroyed by a dragon. The dragon did not do what normal dragons would do like burn houses and stomp everything. He had a sense of humor! The king did not know what to do since all of his knights were hiding under their beds and his queen turned into a flower pot. He asked for help from the entire village, and only one family chose to help. Do you think strength, intelligence, or wisdom will defeat the dragon? Pick one and explain why.

  2. Vocabulary to know: • Plagued http://www.wordcentral.com/cgi-bin/student?book=Student&va=plague • Ravaged http://www.wordcentral.com/cgi-bin/student?book=Student&va=ravage

  3. Vocabulary to know: • Craned http://www.wordcentral.com/cgi-bin/student?book=Student&va=crane

  4. Vocabulary to know: • Flabbergasted • http://www.wordcentral.com/cgi-bin/student?book=Student&va=flabbergast

  5. During Reading • Plot- the sequence of events in a story. http://www.mrtracy.com/pdf/plotmap.pdf • You will fill out a plot chart while we read the story “Dragon, Dragon” by John Gardner. • Please turn to page 190.

  6. After Reading- finish for HW • You will pick a character from the story and write a Bio-poem about him or her. • What is a Biopoem? A Biopoem is a poem that describes a person in 11 lines. There is a specific formula to use when writing a bio poem. • (First name)- • (Four adjectives that describe the person) • Son or Daughter of (parents names) • Lover of (three different things that the person loves) • Who feels (three different feelings and when or where they are felt) • Who gives (three different things the person gives) • Who fears (three different fears the person has) • Who would like to see (three different things the person would like to see) • Who lives (a brief description of where the person lives) • -(last name)