Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

For the  book assessment, open this document: 
My January February Book-of-the-Month Assessment.doc

If you are absent, arrange a time to come in during cave time or after school to take the test.

Sample Answers for Jan-Feb Book Assessment

See the suggested themes below, if needed. 
Today's Agenda
Spelling Test on un- and -ist words

Receive new spelling words.
Vocabulary/Spelling #11             Test on February 17, 2012
Prefix to study:   mis- which means incorrect, bad 
  1. mistake
  2. misprint
  3. misplace
  4. misinform
  5. misuse
Take the book assessment.
Character  --
Bring your notes on the buff-colored charts.

Some Themes You Might Find in Historical Fiction
No matter how different we are, we have more similarities than differences.
Family can provide purpose and strength to individuals.
The quest for freedom is a costly thing.
The quest for freedom is worth any cost.
When cultures clash, both are damaged.
When cultures can come together peacefully, both are enriched.
Strong families build a strong society.
Those who create war (or conflict) seldom consider the human cost.
Building a new world builds the people who do it.
We fear what we don't understand.  or We fear those we don't understand.
An individual can change the future.
Handicaps challenge us to achieve.
Kindness can be found in unexpected places.
Good things happen to good people.
Bad things happen to good people.
Perseverance pays.
True friendship is priceless.
Friendship (or kindness) can bring light in the midst of darkness.
Self-sacrifice for the sake of others is a noble thing.
The things you seek are already inside you.
Happiness comes not from seeking something more, but from appreciating what you already have.
Pride leads to pain.
True friendship knows no boundaries.
Honesty is the best policy.
Purpose promotes survival.
Working together we can survive better than we could alone.

Book of the Month Assessment Documents  -- Due February 9.
Taking Notes;
Historical Fiction Assess Literary Elements. A(1).docx

Interesting article about historical fiction and theme: 

originally published 2-7-12