April 10-13

Monday: This morning we did a pre-reading activity for a new short story, “The Open Window.”  We read the piece together and answered some questions about the story.

Homework: Spelling homework and spelling test tomorrow

Tuesday: Today we watched a video interpretation of “The Open Window.”  You can view that below.  We also went through a PowerPoint on characterization, looked at characterization through analyzing quotes from the text.  Finally, we took a spelling test.

Homework: Characterization worksheet is due tomorrow

Wednesday:  Today we received the new spelling list for the week.  Spelling homework and test will be next Tuesday.  Students had class time to work on a Historical Analysis chart and also a spelling worksheet.  Both will be due tomorrow if they were not finished in class.

Thursday:  During class today we talked about theme. Then the class completed a worksheet Theme Diagram regarding the short story “The Open Window.”  Students were also to write a  journal entry (200 words or more) from the viewpoint of Vera regarding the events in the story.  If not finished in class this assignment is due on Monday.  Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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