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English Foundations II, Quarter 4

(Back to Quarter 1, Quarter 2, Quarter 3)

Day 136*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 36, “Calm Philosophic Discussions.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. How are the explorers after they crash ashore? What supplies do they have left? What unhappy discovery do they make at the end?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 137*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

*Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about using context clues to figure out new words.
2. Print and complete the context clues worksheets.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions!

Day 138*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 37, “The Liedenbrock Museum of Geology.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. How did the professor feel about their discovery? What did they decide to do before they sailed again? What amazing discovery did they make at the end of the chapter?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions!

Day 139*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

*Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about figurative language.
2. Print the context clues worksheet and complete the questions.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 140*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 38, “The Professor in His Chair Again.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. What amazing discovery did they make after finding the skull? Why was the professor so excited about it? What is the thing that the professor cannot do in public?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 141*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about connotations.
2. Practice!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 142*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 39, “Forest Scenery Illuminated by Electricity.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. What did they find after they left the seashore? What lived there in the trees? How old did they think the blade was – and whose was it?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 143*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about creating objective summaries.
2. Practice!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 144*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 40, “Preparations for Blasting a Passage to the Centre of the Earth.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. How did Axel feel after they found Saknussemm’s initials? Did the professor feel the same way? What obstacle did they meet and how did they decide to deal with it?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 145*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading Skills
1. Practice reading for information!

Vocabulary
1. Match the vocabulary words to their definitions.

Day 146*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 41, “The Great Explosion and the Rush Down Below.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. What happened when the gunpowder went off? What happened to their supplies? How fast were they moving down?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 147*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading Skills
1. Begin reading in the “Mysteries of the Past” unit.
2. Take a look at the unit vocabulary.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 148*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 42, “Headlong Speed Upward Through the Horrors of Darkness.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. What is happening in this chapter? What did they decide to do with their food? What has happened to the water and the sides of the chamber?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 149*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

*Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about creating objective summaries.
2. Print and complete the main idea worksheets.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 150*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 43, “Shot Out of a Volcano at Last!

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. Axel thinks there is an earthquake. What does the Professor think is happening? What is the experience like?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 151*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about part to whole relationships.
2. Watch the video about incorporating opposing viewpoints.
3. Practice!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 152*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 44, “Sunny Lands in the Blue Mediterranean.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. What has happened? Where did they emerge? What story did they tell the people around about where they had come from?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 153*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

*Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about having more than one main idea in a text.
2. Print the main idea worksheets and fill them out.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 154*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 45, “All’s Well That Ends Well.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about this chapter. How were Axel and the professor received at home? “Mal de pays” is homesickness, which you can see we do in fact have a word for in English. What annoying mystery could they not figure out? What happened to the professor? What happened to Axel and Gräuben?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 155

1. Movie day! Today we are going to watch “Journey to the Center of the Earth!” Choose from the 1959 version and the 2008 version.
2. How does the movie differ from the story in the book?
3. If you are not able to watch a movie, continue to the next day.

Day 156

Writing
1. You are going to write a book report about “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” (Not an essay this time!) Begin by opening your document and reading all the sentences you wrote. This will help refresh your memory of the book.
2. Read about writing a book report. Choose what type of book report you are going to write. Are you going to write about the plot, the characters, or the themes of the book?
3. Create a new document. Title it, “Journey to the Center of the Earth Report.”
4. Today, write the introduction to your book report. (Read “How to Write an Introduction for a Book Report” for which parts to include.)

Day 157

Writing
1. Here is a link to parts of a book report. Today work on the body paragraphs of your book report.
2. One paragraph should tell the story of the book (summary). Another should talk about the main characters. A third paragraph should discuss a specific scene or event in the book that was important or exciting.

Day 158

Writing
1. Write a concluding paragraph for your book report. This should include your personal feelings on the book and whether you would recommend someone else read it – and why, or why not.

Day 159

Writing
1. Read through your book report. Add more sentences to your paragraphs with more details.
2. Have a parent or other adult read your report.

Day 160*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. We are beginning our final story of the school year. It is “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde” written by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson in 1886. This is a very famous story, and it explores the idea that humanity has the capacity for both good and evil inside them. Today read the first part, “Story of the Door.”

Writing
1. Create a new document. Call it, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Notes.”
2. In your document, write what happened in this chapter. What happened in front of the strange door? Why was it so strange? What was the name of the man who trampled the child?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read their definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 161*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about word connotations.
2. Watch the video about arguments in writing.
3. Practice!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 162*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 2, “Search for Mr. Hyde.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write what happens in the chapter. What is strange about Dr. Jekyll’s will that has Mr. Utterson so worried? What does he decide to do as a result? Who does he meet? What is he worried Mr. Hyde will do if he learns about the will?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 163*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

*Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about context clues.
2. Print and complete the worksheets about context clues!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 164*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 3, “Dr. Jekyll Was Quite at Ease.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write what happens in the chapter (it is quite short). What did Mr. Utterson try to get Dr. Jekyll to explain? What did Dr. Jekyll make Mr. Utterson promise?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 165*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

*Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about Latin and Greek roots.
2. Print the worksheet and make words with the roots.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 166*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 4, “The Carew Murder Case.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write what happens in this chapter. Who did Mr. Hyde murder? What did the inspector find at his home?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 167*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about analyzing tone through word choice.
2. Practice!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 168*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 5, “Incident of the Letter.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write what happens in this chapter. What does Dr. Jekyll promise Utterson about Hyde? Who does Utterson believe wrote the letter?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 169*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about making inferences.
2. Practice!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 170*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading
1. Read chapter 6, “Incident of Dr. Lanyon.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write about what happened in the chapter. What changes were seen in Dr. Jekyll after the disappearance of Mr. Hyde? What happened to Dr. Lanyon? What mysterious thing did Utterson receive from him?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definitions at least twice!
2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 171*

*Handwriting
1. Print and complete today’s copywork.

Reading Skills
1. Watch the video about the elements of a story.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.