Thursday, November 7, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Announcements and Reminders:
Today is Veterans' Day.  Thanks to our Veterans!  
You should have already signed up for your November book of the month: Science Fiction or Fantasy.
You have fifteen (15) days until your Book-of-the-Month assessment on November 25.   Read your book and collect themes and evidence of those themes!

Book Orders are due by November 22.  

           See this link for more information: Book Orders

1.  Quiz on Theme and Evidence
2.  Individual Reading (Hopefully you're reading your book for the Book-of-the-Month!)

3.  Making Appointments:    Appointment Clocks

4.  More Theme with Short Stories -- Gathering Evidence
Finish  Rikki-Tikki-Tavi --  Elements of Literaturepages 4-15
B1  11:42 to 22:24
B2  11:01 to 35:34
B3    8:54  to 33:39
B4  11:42  to 29:09

5.  Discuss short story elements in Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.

         Plot for Rikki-tikki-tavi .doc

6.  If time, another short story. 


More recommendations for science fiction or fantasy:
Fantasy: Patricia C. Wrede's Dealing with Dragons 
    Princess Cimorene escapes her tediously ordinary (royal) family to be a dragon's princess. It is the first book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles series.

For More Help on Theme:

Themes from The Outsiders

If you were absent:
Come in to take the Quiz #1 on Theme and Evidence.
Make sure you've signed up for your book of the month and are reading it and collecting themes with evidence for your assessment.
Read Rikki-Tikki-Tavi an fill out the worksheet for Elements of Literature.

You can find the text of "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" at  
or a free audio version of the story at

Pick up the worksheets we used with the stories from the tan folder-holder at the front of the room.  --or print it out  Literary Elements Worksheet.doc
Study this plot map for "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi": Plot for Rikki-tikki-tavi .doc

If needed: "After Twenty Years"
Writing:  Select one of these ideas to respond to.  Label it with today's day and "Friendship and Right or Wrong?"
In your composition book, write for five minutes and writing at least a half-page. 
      a.  Friendship is more important than choosing right over wrong. 
      b.  Choosing right over wrong is more important than friendship.

or  You should tell on a friend if he or she does something wrong.
     You should not tell on a friend if he or she does something wrong.