This week in Language & Literature
WHAT WE WILL DO: determine the theme of a text; continue to cite textual evidence to support literary analysis; analyze how differing points of view and dramatic irony create an effect on the reader; determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and master their use (articulate/inarticulate, formidable, calamity, discomfited, beseech, inundate, concur, reprimand, negligent, vocation, trepidation, renounce, servile, inextricable, vitriol).
We will finish Flipped this week. Young scholars need to be taking good notes as they read. The final short essay response test on the book will be open note, but not open book. This summative assessment task, featuring several text dependent questions, will occur in the middle of next week.
WHAT YOU CAN DO: occasionally check your child's agenda for homework; quiz your young scholar on the new vocabulary words - see if she/he can use them in a sentence; ask about what it means to determine THEME.
In My Class:
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