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English Foundations, Quarter 2

These lessons are for the second quarter. Do you need to go back to Quarter 1? Skip ahead to Quarter 3?

Day 46*

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

Spelling
1. Help the crazy fish eat the surfboards with correctly spelled words (avoid the misspellings, or you will lose a life!)

*Grammar
1. Print page 1 and underline the prepositional phrases.

*Vocabulary
1. Print page 1 and complete your crossword puzzle.

Day 47*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 23 of The Secret Garden. (The Roman numeral for 23 is XXIII which is 20 (XX) plus 3 (III).)

Writing
1. Open your document and add a sentence about this chapter. When Mary tells Colin he is queer, she means that he is strange. What did he decide after she told him he was strange? What experiment has he decided to do?

Vocabulary
1. Study the new vocabulary words for this chapter. Look at their definitions at least twice.

  • defy
  • delicate
  • dervish
  • fakir
  • imposing
  • majestic
  • radiant
  • stimulate
  • triumphant
  • unfurl

Day 48*

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

Spelling
1. Write your new spelling words on a piece of paper. Here they are:

  • school
  • scratch
  • scream
  • shopping
  • should
  • slept
  • smiling
  • someone
  • something
  • speak

2. Now try spelling the words. Remember to turn your sound on!

Practical Writing Skills
1. We are going to begin some practical writing skills. Today, read how to write a professional email.
2. Open a document and write a professional email using the information that follows. You must include all 5 parts: the subject line, the salutation, the body, the closing, and the signature.
3. In your email, pretend you are a Junior Zookeeper working at Riverside Zoo. You are sending your supervisor, Ms. Parker, an email to convince her that the monkeys need more toys. Be creative, but remember – this is a professional email.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their meanings.

Day 49*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 24 of The Secret Garden. (The Roman numeral for 24 is XX plus IV, or 20 + 4.)

Writing
1. Open your document and add a sentence about this chapter. Why did they decide to keep it a secret that Colin is getting healthier? What did they do to get more food secretly?

Vocabulary
1. We are combining vocabulary for chapters 24 and 25. Study the new words; read their definitions at least twice.
2. Here they are:

  • bounteous
  • convey
  • copious
  • fluent
  • inordinate
  • mystic
  • remarkable
  • restive
  • splendid

Day 50*

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

Spelling
1. Try spelling the words again.

Practical Writing
1. You are going to write another email today. This time it will be a personal email! A personal email uses the same 5 parts as a professional email (the subject line, the salutation, the body, the closing, and the signature.) but you can use less formal language.
2. Today pretend you are writing an email to your grandmother to thank her for sending you a present.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 51*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 25 of the Secret Garden. (The Roman numeral for 25 is XXV, or 20 (XX) + 5 (V). )

Writing
1. Open your document and write a sentence about this chapter. We get to hear part of the story from a new perspective today – who tells the first part of the chapter? What did Mary and Colin decide to do on wet days when they cannot go out to the garden?

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 52*

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

Grammar
1. Let’s practice using who’s and whose correctly. Who’s is a contraction for who is or who has. Whose is the possessive form of ‘who.’ Let’s look at two examples:

  • Whose shoes are on the floor?
  • Who’s hiding behind the sofa?

In the second sentence it would make sense to say ‘Who is hiding behind the sofa?’ The contraction who’s can always be replaced by who is or who has.
2. Complete the exercise and choose whether the sentence should use whose or who’s.

Practical Writing
1. Look at this example letter with the parts labeled. When you are writing a letter, you may or may not include a heading, but you should always have a greeting, a body, a closing, and a signature.
2. Today you will pretend you are writing a letter to your favorite band or musician. Tell them why you like them and what you think is good about their music. You could even tell them which of their songs you like the most.

Day 53*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 26 of The Secret Garden. (The Roman numeral for 26 is XXVI, or 20 + 6.)

Writing
1. Open your document and write a sentence about this chapter. Why do you think Mary and Colin liked Dickon’s mother so much?

Vocabulary
1. You have a new set of vocabulary words. Go over their definitions at least twice!

  • abiding
  • earnest
  • incantation
  • perceive
  • rapturous
  • ruddy

Day 54*

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

Spelling
1. On a piece of paper, write your new words.

  • spread
  • stairs
  • stopped
  • straight
  • stretched
  • strong
  • summer
  • Sunday
  • tenth
  • threw

2. Practice spelling the words.

Grammar
1. Correct the mistakes. There are 3 levels to do, keep correcting your sentences until you find all the mistakes.

Vocabulary
1. Match the vocabulary words to their meanings.

Day 55*

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

Reading
1. Today we will finish reading our book! Read chapter 27 of The Secret Garden. (The Roman numeral for 27 is XXVII, or XX + VII.)

Writing
1. Open your document and add a sentence about this chapter. Whose point of view do we have for the first time? Was Colin able to give the surprise, like he hoped? What do you think of the ending?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words and read their definitions at least twice.

  • flustered
  • hastily
  • singular
  • stagnant
  • verdure

Day 56

1. Movie day! You finished reading the book, time to watch the movie! There is more than one version of The Secret Garden, but this one is my favorite.

If you are not able to watch the movie, skip to the next day.

Day 57*

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

Writing/Literature
1. You are going to write a 1 page essay about The Secret Garden. Open your document and read all of the sentences you wrote. This should help refresh your memory of the book.
2. This essay is NOT a book report. You have to write more than just what happened in the story. You will write what this story is about. Themes and motifs are two ways to look at the main idea of a book. A theme is a central idea that is repeated throughout the book. A motif is a symbol that is repeated throughout the book. Motifs are used to help explore the theme.
3. One example of a theme used in The Secret Garden is abandonment. Mary is forgotten by everyone when her parents die. When she goes to Misselthwaite Manor she is ignored as much as possible. Even Colin, who receives too much attention from his doctors and nurses, is abandoned by his father.
4. One example of a motif in The Secret Garden is secrets. The garden is a secret. Colin is a secret. When he learns to walk, Colin keeps that a secret, too.
5. Take a look at this list of themes in The Secret Garden. Choose one of them (or come up with your own) to write your essay about.
6. Create a new document and title it “Secret Garden Essay.” Today write your thesis statement and three supporting arguments. A thesis is the main idea of your essay and it should be something you are trying to convince your reader is true about the book. The supporting arguments are examples from the book (that you will later write a paragraph about) that help show that your thesis is correct.

For example, if your thesis statement is that Dickon is the real hero of the story, your supporting arguments might be:

  1. He taught Mary how to take care of the garden.
  2. He bought Mary and Colin food and supplies.
  3. Dickon coming along with him is the only reason Colin was allowed out into the gardens.

You will have several days to complete this essay.

Day 58*

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

Writing/Literature

1. Take a look at how to format an essay. For this class, your header should look like this:

Your Name
English Foundations
Month Day, Year

2. You might notice that correctly formatting your essay will spread your writing out over the page. A one page essay isn’t as much writing as you thought!

3. Let’s look at structuring a literary essay. Scroll down to the part that says ‘introduction’ and read it.

4. Today you will write your introduction. Write a universal statement about The Secret Garden to begin your essay. Look at your supporting arguments from yesterday to find ideas for your body sentences. You need to explain enough so that the reader will understand your thesis statement (which goes at the end of your introduction).

Day 59*

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

Writing/Literature

1. Today we will work on the body paragraphs of your essay. Scroll down to the section that says ‘body paragraphs’ and read it.

2. You will need to add details and information to support each of your supporting arguments. One good way to do that is to include quotes from the book. (Here is a link to the book. Don’t forget that you can search within the book by using ctrl+f to help you find specific parts quickly.) Quotes can only make up a part of your paragraph. You still have to explain why that quote matters to your main point.

Try to write at least half of your essay body today.

Day 60*

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

Writing/Literature
1. Finish writing the body paragraphs of your essay today.

Day 61*

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

Writing/Literature
1. Scroll down to the section about how to write a conclusion and read it.
2. Write the conclusion of your essay.

Day 62*

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

Writing/Literature
1. You need to revise your essay today.
2. First, run your spell check and look for any words you might have spelled incorrectly.
3. Next, check capitalization. Every proper name and the beginning of each sentence should have a capital letter.
4. Check your punctuation. Make sure each sentence ends in a punctuation mark. Make sure your quotes have quotation marks at the beginning and the end.
5. Read through your essay. See if you need to add anything or change any words so that it makes sense.
6. Have a parent or adult read your essay.

Day 63*

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

Reading
1. Today we are going to begin a new book called “Jane Eyre.” (Eyre is pronounced like the word air.) It was written by Charlotte Brontë and first published in 1847. This book is written in the first person, meaning, it is told from Jane’s point of view. Just like “The Secret Garden,” “Jane Eyre” starts out talking about a little orphaned girl. I think you will see pretty quickly that Jane’s story is different than Mary’s.
2. Read chapter 1.

Writing
1. Create a new document and title it, “Jane Eyre notes.”
2. Write at least two sentences about the chapter you just read. One sentence should tell what happened in the chapter. The second should tell something you learned about Jane. What kind of person is she?

Vocabulary
1. Jane Eyre uses some advanced vocabulary, as you will see. Study the words for chapter 1, reading each definition at least twice.
2. Here is the list of words:

  • antipathy
  • bilious
  • diffidence
  • impudence
  • infliction
  • lineaments
  • promontory
  • torpid

Day 64*

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

Spelling
1. On a piece of paper, write down your spelling words.

  • Thursday
  • together
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • whole
  • without
  • wrong
  • wrote
  • young
  • you’re

2. Try spelling the words.

Grammar
1. Play Sentence Surgeons. Keep going until you fix all the mistakes.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words with their definitions.

Day 65*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 2 of “Jane Eyre.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about this chapter. Why do Bessie and Abbot say Jane should try and do whatever the Reeds want and get them to like her? What was Jane afraid of in the red room?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at the vocabulary words for chapter 2. Read each word and definition at least twice.

  • abhor
  • aversion
  • consternation
  • endurance
  • ignominy
  • indignation
  • liable
  • opprobium
  • peremptory
  • repent
  • reproach
  • sullen
  • virulent

Day 66*

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

Spelling
1. Try spelling the words again.

Grammar
1. Play sentence surgeons. Keep going until you fix all the mistakes.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their meanings.

Day 67*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 3 of “Jane Eyre.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. What did Bessie and Sarah think happened to Jane? Where did Mr. Lloyd suggest that Jane could go?

Vocabulary
1. Look at the vocabulary words for chapter 3 and 4 (we are combining the vocabulary for these chapters). Read each definition at least twice.

  • audacious
  • capricious
  • chastisement
  • fain
  • homily
  • obliterate
  • propensity
  • reprimand
  • resentment
  • scorn
  • strenuously

Day 68*

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

Spelling
1. On a piece of paper, write out your new spelling words.

  • against
  • although
  • always
  • answer
  • beautiful
  • become
  • believe
  • between
  • bought
  • bounce

2. Try spelling the words.

*Grammar
1. Print page 1 and complete the worksheet on metaphors.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 69*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 4 of “Jane Eyre.”

Writing
1. Open your document and add at least two sentences about this chapter. Jane had to stay in the children’s nursery without coming out for three months! What do you think of the place she will be going? Does it sound nice? What did she say to Mrs. Reed?

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 70*

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

Grammar
1. Practice combining sentences to make them better. Show someone your sentences before you close the tab.

Spelling
1. Try spelling the words again.

*Vocabulary
1. Print page 1 and complete the crossword puzzle.

Day 71*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 5 of “Jane Eyre.”
2. This picture is from a movie version of the book. Does it help you imagine the school Jane has gone to?

Writing
1. Open your document and add at least two sentences about this chapter. What do all the adults think about sending a little girl off to school alone? What do you notice about Lowood School? What is interesting about the girl Jane met in the garden?

Vocabulary
1. Go over the vocabulary words for this chapter. Read each word and its definition at least twice.

  • benevolent
  • cessation
  • indefatigable
  • ignominious
  • preternatural
  • redolent
  • refectory
  • veneration

Day 72*

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

Spelling
1. On a piece of paper, write down your new spelling words.

  • brought
  • building
  • certain
  • choice
  • circle
  • clothing
  • cough
  • couldn’t
  • damage
  • danger

2. Try spelling the words.

Grammar
1. Fix the sentences by adding whatever is missing. Show someone your sentences before you close the tab.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 73*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 6 of “Jane Eyre.”
2. Rushlights were made by dipping the dry stem of the rush plant in grease. (Here is a picture of one.) These lights were used by poor people because they were cheaper to make than candles.

Writing
1. Open your document and add at least two sentences about this chapter. What kind of conditions were there in the school on Jane’s second day? What does Helen think of the way her teacher punishes her? What does Jane think about it?

Vocabulary
1. Read through your new vocabulary words. Look at each definition at least twice.

  • ewer
  • forbearance
  • gloaming
  • meed
  • pinafore
  • slatternly
  • surname
  • truculent

Day 74*

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

Spelling
1. Try spelling the words again.

Grammar
1. Proofread the sentences by choosing the right word to go in the blank.
2. Do you remember similes? (They are comparisons using ‘like’ or ‘as.’) Click on any line you think is a simile and see if you are right.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 75*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 7 of “Jane Eyre.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences abut this chapter. Jane was afraid that Mr. Brocklehurst would tell her teachers something. What was it? What punishment did she have to endure?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Read the words and their definitions at least twice.

  • edification
  • habituate
  • obviate
  • penurious
  • perfidious
  • privation
  • render
  • repast
  • stalwart
  • unwonted

Day 76*

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

Grammar
1. Complete the sentences by choosing the correct version of the word in bold letters.

Spelling
1. On a piece of paper, write your new spelling words.

  • dear
  • death
  • decide
  • didn’t
  • disappear
  • double
  • earlier
  • earth
  • eighty
  • either

2. Try spelling the words.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 77*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 8 of “Jane Eyre.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about this chapter. What does Miss Temple do about Mr. Brocklehurst calling Jane a liar? Why do you think she is sad about Helen? At the end of the chapter, how does Jane feel about her new home?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Read through the definitions at least twice.

  • approbation
  • construe
  • discourse
  • eloquence
  • fervid
  • impart
  • propriety
  • tenacious
  • vehement

Day 78*

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

Spelling
1. Try spelling the words again.

Grammar
1. Try and put the similes together so that they make sense.
2. Play sentence surgeons. Play all the levels. (HINT: The word “populous” is spelled wrong.)

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 79*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 9 of “Jane Eyre.”
2. Typhus is a disease that causes fever and confusion, and was very deadly before antibiotics were available. Consumption (now known as tuberculosis) is a disease that causes coughing, weight loss, and eventually death. In the time of Jane Eyre both of these diseases were very dangerous with no effective treatments.
3. Two of the author’s sisters died of consumption while she was at school with them, causing her and her surviving sister to be sent home. How do you think this experience influenced this chapter?

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about this chapter. What good thing happens at the beginning of the chapter? What bad thing happens? What happens to Helen at the end?

Vocabulary
1. Look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read over their definitions at least twice.

  • effluvia
  • genial
  • malady
  • pestilence
  • Resurgam
  • verdure

Day 80*

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

Spelling
1. On a piece of paper, write your new spelling words.

  • engine
  • enough
  • except
  • famous
  • feather
  • fifth
  • forever
  • forgive
  • fourth
  • fright

2. Try spelling the words.

Grammar
1. Change the singular words to plural.
2. Play sentence surgeons.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 81*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 10 of “Jane Eyre.” We are skipping ahead eight years in Jane’s life! She is now eighteen years old and a teacher at Lowood.

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. Jane was tired of staying at Lowood. What did she decide to do to find a new place to live? What response did she get? What did her old nurse Bessie tell her about her father’s family?

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

  • avail
  • comprehensive
  • imbibe
  • ostensible
  • servitude
  • sidle
  • soporific
  • tuition

Day 82*

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

Grammar
1. On a piece of paper, write the plural version of the words.

Spelling
1.Try spelling the words again.

Vocabulary
1. Match the vocabulary words to their definitions.

Day 83*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 11 of “Jane Eyre.”
2. A ward is a person (usually a child) under the protection of a guardian, someone not related to them who takes care of them. Adele is Mr. Rochester’s ward.
3. A governess is a woman who teaches children in their own home. She usually lives with the family, and more than a regular teacher is also responsible for teaching the children correct manners and taking care of them. This is the job that Jane has taken.

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about this chapter. What is the name of Jane’s new home? Jane talks in this chapter about what she thinks of the way she looks. Do you ever feel like Jane? What strange thing does Jane hear when she is with Mrs. Fairfax in the attic?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Read through their definitions at least twice.

  • demurely
  • exult
  • fastidious
  • injudicious
  • picturesque
  • solicitous

Day 84*

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

Grammar
1. Try writing better sentences.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 85*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 12 of “Jane Eyre.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about this chapter. Does Jane think her new job is exciting? Did she hear any more mysterious laughter? What exciting thing happened while Jane was going to mail a letter?

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

  • conscientious
  • eccentric
  • effaced
  • ireful
  • prostrate
  • thwarted
  • transitory
  • vapid
  • zenith

Day 86*

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

Spelling
1. On a piece of paper, write your new spelling words.

  • fruit
  • gentle
  • giant
  • grandmother
  • grandfather
  • groceries
  • guard
  • handsome
  • happiest
  • he’ll

2. Try spelling the words.

Grammar
1. Combine the sentences.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 87*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 13 of “Jane Eyre.”
2. There is a paragraph in French in this chapter. Translated, it means:

And that must mean … that there will be a gift inside for me, and perhaps for you too, Miss. Mr. Rochester has talked about you: he asked me the name of my governess, and if she wasn’t a small person, rather thin and a little pale. I said yes; because it’s true, isn’t it, Miss?

3. Adele speaks in French again later.

“Isn’t it so, sir, that there is a gift for Miss Eyre in your little chest?”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about this chapter. Did Mr. Rochester seem as though he liked Jane? What talent did we discover Jane has?

Vocabulary
1. Look at your new vocabulary words and read each word’s definition at least twice.

  • amiable
  • assiduous
  • caprice
  • divested
  • jetty
  • piquant
  • propitious

Day 88*

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

Spelling
1. Try spelling the words again.

Grammar
1. Play sentence surgeons.
2. Now try extreme sentence surgeons. Play until you get it all right.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 89*

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

Reading
1. Read chapter 14 of “Jane Eyre.”
2. Adele and Mr. Rochester speak in French quite a few times in this chapter.

  • “Ma boite! ma boite!” – “My box! My box!”
  • “tiens-toi tranquille, enfant; comprends-tu?” – “Keep quiet child; do you understand?”
  • “Oh, Ciel! Que c’est beau!” – “Oh, heavens! It’s so beautiful!”
  • “Il faut que je l’essaie! Et el instant meme!” – “I must try it on! … and right away!”
  • “Est-ce que ma robe va bien? Et mes souliers? et mes bas? Tenez-je crois que je vais danser!” – “Is my dress all right? And my shoes? And my stockings? Wait, I believe I am going to dance!”
  • “Monsieur, je vous remercie mille fois de votre bonté. “C’est comme cela que maman faisait, n’est-ce-pas, monsieur?” – “Thank you so very much, sir, for your kindness … Mama used to do it just like that, didn’t she?”

Writing
1. Open your document and add at least two sentences about this chapter. What mood is Mr. Rochester in in this chapter? What does Jane learn about him? What do you think about his character now?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Read the definitions at least twice.

  • bane
  • limpid
  • neophyte
  • palliate
  • physiognomy
  • piqued
  • repartee
  • salubrious

Day 90*

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

Spelling
1. On a piece of paper, write down your new spelling words.

  • health
  • heard
  • honor
  • important
  • interest
  • judge
  • kitchen
  • kneel
  • library
  • listen

2. Try spelling the words.

*Grammar
1. Print page 1 and underline the adjectives.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

You’ve finished the second quarter of English Foundations! Proceed to the third quarter.