Poetry Selections from the works of: "Hope is the thing with feathers," by Emily Dickinson; "The Road Not Taken," by Robert Frost; and "I, Too," by Langston Hughes; and "Where the Sidewalk Ends," by Shel Silverstein.
NOVEL Selection: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
Skill: Understanding literary devices used to convey meaning (especially, allegory, allusion, metaphor, personification, and onomatopoeia); annotating while reading (circling difficult words and phrases, underlining key quotes or passages); character analysis; examining the author's purpose in writing the story; and understanding plot structure (setting, conflict, resolution, etc.)
Reading Strategy: Story mapping; character charts; character quote analysis; literary device analysis
Vocabulary: inquisitive, looking-glass, mothballs, muffler, parcels, wireless, wardrobe, queer, air raids, blue-bottle
Spelling: Follow the rule, "i before e, except after c."
Grammar: Identifying the different "Parts of Speech" in sentences and paragraphs (Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives & Adverbs)
Upcoming Assessments: Due Tuesday, April 4th: Complete the take-home quiz on Emily Dickinson's poem, "Hope is the thing with feathers," for class. To be collected & graded!
Due Wednesday, April 5th: Complete writing your own "protest" poem modeled after Langston Hughes's "I, Too" poem. To be collected & graded!
Due Thursday, April 6th: Complete the 10 questions on the "I, Too" poem. Counts as a homework grade!
DUE Wednesday, April 25th: Complete your "cut-and-paste" poem using words from Shel Silverstein's poem, "A Giraffe and a Half," for a homework grade.
Due Thursday, April 26th: Look up the definition for each of the following words, and then write a sentence using that word. The vocabulary words to work with include:
1. Inquisitive 2. looking-glass 3. mothballs 4. muffler 5. parcels 6. wireless 7. wardrobe 8. queer 9. blue-bottle 10. air raids