This Week's Agenda
FAIR testing begins this week!
This Week's Selection: The Monkey's Paw by W.W. Jacobs

Reading Instructional Focus: Author's Craft

Essential Question: How much influence does fate have on a person’s life?

How important is it to understand a Universal Theme?

Word of the Week: rescind (verb) to repeal; revoke; invalidate

Quote of the Week:

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." ~Melody Beattie

Target Learning Objectives:

  • cite textual evidence

  • determine the theme of a text

  • examine how dialog and incidents propel action

  • analyze differences in point of view

  • conduct short research projects

  • gather relevant information from multiple sources

  • use context clues to determine meaning

  • determine and analyze a universal theme and to analyze foreshadowing in a short story.

The Monkey's Paw - Vocabulary

  1. avaricious - greedy for wealth

  2. grimace - a facial expression of pain or disgust

  3. credulity - a tendency to believe too quickly; gullibility

  4. fate - a powers that is supposed to determine the course of events

  5. surveying - looking over carefully; inspecting

  6. talisman - an object thought to have magical powers

  7. rubicund- rosy red; ruddy

  8. condoling - expressing sympathy

  9. torrent - swift flowing stream

  10. let - rented

  11. doughty - brave

  12. sideboard - a piece of furniture used to store tablecloths and dishes

  13. visage - face; complexion

  14. peril - danger

  15. wardrobe - a piece of furniture that serves as a closet

  16. simian - monkey-like

  17. prosaic - ordinary; commonplace

  18. virtues - powers

  19. amiably - in a pleasant, friendly way

  20. bog - swamp or marshy land

Monday - No School

Martin Luther King's Birthday


Warm Up: Week 12 Day 4

First Read: The Monkey Paw

Review how dialogue propels action - Dialogue Quiz on Thursday!

Discuss foreshadowing


Warm Up: Week 12 Day 5

Second Read: The Monkey's Paw

Words with Foreign Roots


Warm Up: Context Clues Practice

Dialogue Quiz


Propaganda & Persuasive Techniques