AT HOME (E2 – WEEK 15):
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” I Tim. 4:12 NIV
The “Pandora’s Box” papers were wonderful! So excited about the fabulous writing going on in Essentials!
-Copy Chart N Pg. 424 – Verb Anatomy “To Have” – try the game we did in class. Call out something like ” Progressive Tense – 3rd person plural – Present” and see if they can locate it on the page.
-Copy Chart K Pg. 418 – Verb Anatomy “To Be”
-If time – Review Verb Anatomy – Passive Voice – Chart DD Pg. 448 – Use chart GG to copy – Pg. 453.
-Mastery is the goal, so review other charts as needed
-Daily Dialectic Discussion on first 3 sentences and diagramming- pages 243 – 246.
-Editing Exercise – pg. 241 and go over Punc. And Cap. And spelling rules on page 242.
See Words of Encouragement and “Dear Parent/Tutor” message on page 240.
Watch Week 4 – “Interjections” under links
-The Mini Research Paper! This will be spread out over 3 weeks. Here is how the lesson plan presents it for level B students (6 – 8) or year two students for us:
-Week 1 (Less. 15)- There are two sources (stories) – choose topics from each. You will choose 3 topics from each (total of 6) and then do keyword outlines for each topic (for each paper) – total of 6 keyword outlines and then you will fuse them for a total of 3 outlines- A, B & C. After you have 3 fused outlines – Write your 3 paragraph rough draft.
-Week 2 (Less. 16) – Write your Introductory and Concluding keyword and paragraphs
-Week 3 (Less. 17)- Write your final draft. (Total of 5 paragraphs)
***NOTE TO PARENTS: Lean heavily on the teacher’s guide for these lessons to make sure that you’re following the ideas properly for: Fused Outlines, Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs.
Wk. 1 – Do two topical fused outlines and rough draft paragraphs
Wk. 2 – Do the 3rd topical fused outline and rough draft as well as the Introductory outline and rough draft
Wk. 3 – Do Concluding keyword and rough draft and then final draft. (Total of 5 paragraphs)
VARIATION FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS OR YOUNGER (Level A):
-Wk. 1 – 1 Fused Topical keyword and paragraph
-Wk. 2 – 2nd Fused Topical Keyword and paragraph
-wk. 3 – 3rd Fused Topical Keyword, paragraph and final draft of all 3 paragraphs.
-Parents – you may choose how to vary this. You can reduce the paper to Introduction, 2 topical paragraphs and Conclusion or Intro., 1 topic and conclusion. You decide how you would like to handle this assignment. The point is to understand what a “fused” outline is and to complete a mini research style paper.
OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES:
-TWSS – Pages 37 – 45 – Research Papers
-SRN – Review Dress-ups, Decorations – pg. 41 and Banned Words – Pages 5 & 6
LINK: Topic/Clincher Rule
MATH LINKS THIS WEEK:
-Schoolhouse Rock – Zero is my Hero
-Timernator – Multiplication Practice – Read Directions Carefully
– Math popper addition game. This one begins easily enough, but it speeds up and ramps up the numbers as you move up the levels! Very fun and great practice!
-Math Fraction Game – Fraction adding and subtraction. Same as above begins easily and then takes off! Enjoy!
– Math chart – Multiplication drill – great way to see the drill
-Printable Multiplication Flashcards through 12
-Quizlet Multiplication Drill – 1 – 15