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Looking Forward: April 

Homework/Lesson Schedule: 
Monday- "Nothing But The Truth" Character Sheet & Finish Vocabulary Page
WednesdayFinish Tea Party Reading & Review Characterization 
Thursday: Work On Irony Worksheet 
Friday- Greek Mythology CROW

Unit Two: Is Conflict Always Bad?                          
Literature will be selected from Prentice Hall Literature.  
~Folktales & Myths
~Fiction & Nonfiction 

Unit 1 Short Stories 
"The Homecoming"
"My Heart Is In The Highlands"
"Market Square Dog"
"The Case of Monkeys Falling From Trees"
"My Papa, Mark Twain"
"Stage Fright"
"Our Father, Mark Twain"
"Names and Nombres"
"The Lady & The Spider" 
"Shipwreck At The Bottom Of The Ocean"
"Roald Amundsen and William Scott At The South Pole"
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer"
"The Sound of Summer Running"

Unit 2 Short Stories
"The Gold Rush Land Journey"
"Seeds of Hope" 
"The Donnor Party"
"The Wounded Wolf"
"The Golden Goblet" 
"There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury
"The Sound of Summer Running" by Ray Bradbury
"South Paw"
"The Circuit"
"The Tail"
"Zlateh The Goat"
"Julie of The Wolves"
"Becky & The Wheel & Brake Boys"
"Dragon, Dragon"

Unit Three Short Stories 
1. "Feathered Friend"
2.  "The King of The Mazy May"
3. "The All American Slurp"
4. "Martin Luther King Speeches"
5. Strategic Reading Passages
6. " The Most Dangerous Game"
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We will begin studyingreading strategies that include: setting a purpose for reading, understanding big questions, summarizing, analyzing a theme, and analyzing an informational text.  New Literary terms will be introduced and we will begin to write the extended response and master the steps. There will be a focus on multi-cultural literature, with many diverse authors and stories. We will learn all the elements and forms of poetry and experiment with creating poems of our own!
Literary Terms We Know:
Conflict, Cliche, Personification, Simile, Metaphor, Fact, Opinion, Climax, Author's Perspective, Resolution, Rising and Falling Actions, Exposition, Thesis, Theme, Tone, Symbolism, Characterization, Assertion, Drawing Conclusion, Main Idea, Hyperbole, Onomatopoeia, Inferences,    

Vocabulary Words to Know:    
None this week 

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