Block 2

Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in "The Most Dangerous Game" : dread, suggestive, palpable, tangible, indolently, deliberate, opaqueness, vigor, menacing, lacerated
2. Prewrite

Tuesday:

1. Rough Draft
I. Intro
A. Summary of the story
B. Thesis sentence: (Character) is (trait 1) and (Trait 2)

II. Body--trait 1
A.State Trait
B. Define Trait
C. Examples/Quotation
D. Connection
E. Why it matters

2. Actual Definitions
3. NF

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
  1. purposeful 16. Darkness
  2. stabbed 17. Stitched
  3. potency 18. Careless
  4. unclearness 19. Actively
  5. Dangerous 20. Tactile
  6. Inactivity 21. Intimidating
  7. Touchable 22. Visible
  8. Perceivable 23. Symbolic
  9. Ambiguous 24. Alarm
  10. Sluggishly 25. Healthiness
  11. Encouraging 26. Anticipation
  12. Distinct 27. unreal
  13. Mutilated 28. Invisible
  14. Expressive 29. Designful
  15. Inability 30. light
2. Revision--signed and improved by an adult

Thursday

1. NF
2. Proof read/Final draft
*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 2/12
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in "The Bet"

2. Prewrite


Tuesday:

1. Rough Draft
I. Body--trait 1
A. State the trait
B. Define the trait
C. Example and quotation
D. Connect to another story
E. Explain why it matters
2. Actual Definitions
3. NF

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
2. Revision--signed and improved by an adult

Thursday

1. NF
2. Proof read/Final draft

*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 2/5
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in Mark Twain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of..."
afford, vagabond, deliberate, ornery, yarn, finesse, transcendent, roused, dilapidated, conjectured
2. Learning Log #1
write 6-8 sentences reflecting on the answer.
Learning Log #1
When your friend tells you a story, how do you know if he or she is exaggerating or being serious? Can you think of a time when you knew your friend was embellishing the truth?

Tuesday:

1. Learning #2--Write 6-8 sentences.
Learning Log #2
Do you know anyone who likes to play tricks on people? Give an example of a trick he/she tried. Did it work? How does it make you feel if you are tricked by another person?
2. Actual Definitions
3. NF

Wednesday
1. Ant/Syn
1. cautious 16. Aimless
2. grouchy 17. Chronicle
3. down-and-out 18. Hasty
4. portrayal 19. Boundless
5. craft 20. Hypothesized
6. ordinary 21. In good repair
7. pleasant 22. Disbelieved
8. withhold 23. Issue (V)
9. mindful 24. Awakened
10. lulled 25. Estimated
11. ramshackle 26. Crumbling
12. revitalized 27. Otherworldly
13. furnish 28. Artfulness
14. incapability 29. Quarrelsome
15. tall tale 30. migratory

2. Learning Log #3--Write a 6-8 line "play" to describe a frog race.


Thursday

1. NF
2. Learning Log #4--write 6-8 sentences
Do you know anyone who talks too much and tells too many stories? If so, how do you “escape” when you’re finished listening? How does it make you feel?

*Complete Comic strip on Jumping Frog

*Vocabulary test on Monday

Week of 1/29
Monday
1. Predict Definitions--use context clues to guess what the vocabulary word means. The sentences for vocabulary words can be found in Mark Twain's "Advice to Youth"
unerring, preposterous, peerless, eminence, frankly, sufficient, intentional, beseechingly, tender, didactic

2. Prewrite--on "advice"

Tuesday:

1. Rough Draft
I. Introduction
A.Summary of advice (definition for advice)
B.Thesis sentence: _ is the best advice I’ve received.

II. Body—piece of advice
A. State the advice
B.Explain what it means in a new way
C. Explain who gave the advice and when it happened
D.Explain how it helped you

2. Actual Definitions
3. NF

Wednesday

1. Ant/Syn
1. Sane 16. Laughable
2. Perfect 17. Secretively
3. In truth 18. Notability
4. Deficient 19. Mistaken
5. Purposeful 20. Enthusiastically
6. ½-heartedly 21. Infantile
7. Matchless 22. Accidental
8. Significance 23. Persuasively
9. Outrageous 25. mature
10. Academic 25. Secondary
11. Scholarly 26. Openly
12. Prearranged 27. Acceptable
13. Childish 28. Lacking
14. Urgently 29. Dishonor
15.Unrivaled 30. true

2. Revision

Thursday

1. NF
2. Proofread/Final draft
*Vocabulary test on Monday