Thursday, April 5, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

1.  Self-Starter for “Three Skeleton Key” by George C. Toudouze  
Use the green literature book.

 a.  Look at the title and illustration on page 65.
 b.  Silently read page 64.
c.  Do the quickwrite on page 64.   Write it in your composition book.

2.  Spelling test:  
Vocabulary/Spelling #18           Test on April 6, 2012        This is our last set!
Prepare for a test on all prefixes and suffixes.
 Suffix to study:   -tion  which means act or  state
1.       attention     extra credit:  The "at" part means "towards", and the "ten" part means  "to stretch or extend."  So if you are paying attention, you are stretching toward something.  Tension and tense come from the same word part as the "ten" part of attention. 
2.       population -- extra credit: "pop" means "people."
3.       operation --  extra credit:  "oper" means "work."
4.       transportation -- extra credit:  "trans" means "across."  "port" means "carry."

3.  Receive the chart for Prefixes and Suffixes.  Keep it to review and study for the overall test on them.  You will need to be able to match the prefixes and suffixes with their meanings, and spell the words we have already studied. 

4. Complete parts 2 and 3 of the reading guide.
5.  Read the questions for part 4 of the reading guide and listen to/follow along with the story before you answer them.
6. Answer the rest of the questions on the reading guide.

Three Skeleton Key Reading Guide.doc

If you could use a reminder of how plot works:
See a plot line created for Three Skeleton Key:   Three Skeleton Key Plot

You can read the story here:
Listen to a radio play at

 originally published March 31, 2012