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English Foundations, Quarter 4

Welcome to the 4th Quarter of English Foundations. Do you need to go back to Quarter 1, Quarter 2, or Quarter 3?

Day 136*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 8 of the pdf and neatly copy the sentences.

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

  • finally
  • finished
  • forward
  • fought
  • furniture
  • future
  • general
  • government
  • graceful
  • graph

2. Try spelling the words.

Grammar
1. There are 4 videos to watch today, but they are short.

2. Practice.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 137*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 9 of the pdf and neatly copy the sentences.

Reading
1. Read chapter 37 of ‘Jane Eyre.’

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. What differences did Jane notice about Mr. Rochester? What did Mr. Rochester want her to do?

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

  • antiquity
  • fettered
  • insalubrious
  • pretensions
  • sojurn

2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 138*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 10 of the pdf and neatly copy the sentences.

Spelling
1. Try spelling the words again.

Grammar
1. Watch the video about linking verbs.
2. Watch the video about helping verbs.
3. Practice!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 139*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 11 of the pdf and neatly copy the sentences.

Reading
1. Read chapter 38 of ‘Jane Eyre.’ This is the end of the book!

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. What did Jane and Mr. Rochester do? What surprising thing happened after a few years? Was Jane happy?

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

  • eminent
  • indefatigable
  • oculist
  • phlegmatic
  • sanctum

2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 140*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 12 of the pdf and neatly copy the sentences.

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

  • grasp
  • grease
  • guest
  • guide
  • happened
  • harvest
  • healthy
  • height
  • hoarse
  • human

2. Try spelling the words.

Grammar
1. Watch the video about irregular verbs.
2. Watch the video about irregular ‘ed’ verbs.
3. Watch the video about vowel-shifted irregular verbs.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 141

Movie Day! You finished reading Jane Eyre, time to watch the movie! The 2011 version is pretty good.

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

Day 142

Writing/Literature
1. You are going to write a 1 page essay about Jane Eyre. Open your document and read all of the sentences you wrote. This should help refresh your memory of the book.
2. Remember, 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 Jane Eyre is love vs. freedom. Jane wants to be loved – by her Aunt Reed, by friends at school, by Mr. Rochester – but she is not willing to be dependent on someone else. She will not change who she is so that other people like her better, and she will not let other people take care of her without feeling that she is doing something useful or bringing value to the relationship.
4. One example of a motif in Jane Eyre is fire. Jane and Mr. Rochester are both described as having elements of fire in their personalities. Fire can be warm and comforting, but it can also be dangerous like the fire that almost killed Mr. Rochester while he was sleeping, and the one that finally destroyed Thornfield. Here is more about fire in the book.
5. Take a look at this list of themes in Jane Eyre. Choose one of them (or come up with your own) to write your essay about.
6. Create a new document and title it “Jane Eyre 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 strong emotions, like fire, need to be controlled to prevent disaster, your supporting arguments might be:

Jane telling Mrs. Reed her true feelings instead of hiding them got her sent to the cold and lonely Lowood School.
Jane’s emotions nearly led her to disaster when she almost married a man already married.
Bertha’s uncontrolled anger nearly killed Mr. Rochester twice.

You will have several days to complete this essay.

Day 143

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 “Jane Eyre” 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 144

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 whole 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 145

Writing/Literature

1. Finish writing your essay body today.

Day 146

1. Scroll down and read about how to write the conclusion of an essay.
2. Write the conclusion of your essay today.

Day 147

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 148*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 2 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

Reading
1. Today we are going to begin a new book, “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” It is a Sherlock Holmes mystery, written by Arthur Conan Doyle and first published in 1901. This book is in first person just like “Jane Eyre,” but this time our narrator is Dr. Watson.
2. Begin by reading Chapter 1.

Writing
1. Create a new document and title it, “Hound of the Baskervilles notes.”
2. Write at least two sentences about the chapter you just read. What did we learn about Sherlock Holmes? Who has come to see him?

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

  • ado
  • covet
  • fallacy
  • inference
  • particular
  • pique
  • presume
  • slovenly

2. Match the vocabulary words to their definitions.

Day 149*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 3 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

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

  • imagine
  • include
  • increase
  • indicate
  • information
  • instrument
  • interesting
  • inventor
  • island
  • jewel

2. Try spelling the words.

Grammar
1. Watch ‘the irregular verb gets taken for a ride.’
2. Watch the video about truly irregular verbs.
3. Practice with irregular verbs.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 150*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 4 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

Reading
1. Read chapter 2 of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about this chapter. How did the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles begin? What mysterious clue was found near Charles Baskerville’s body?

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

  • aghast
  • bewail
  • circumspect
  • daunt
  • indication
  • elicit
  • forbear
  • render
  • scion
  • wanton

2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 151*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 5 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

Spelling
1.Try spelling the words again.

Grammar
1. Watch the video about verb aspect.
2. Watch the video about simple aspect.
3. Practice!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions again.

Day 152*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 6 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

Reading
1. Read chapter 3 of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Writing
1. Open your document and add at least two sentences about the chapter. What clues did Dr. Mortimer see around the body? What mysteries does Holmes bring up? Who is coming from Canada to stay at Baskerville Hall?

Vocabulary
1. Look at your new vocabulary words. Read their definitions at least twice!

  • acute
  • coherent
  • congenial
  • diabolical
  • discern
  • hypothesis
  • immense
  • inconceivable
  • reconcile
  • solitude

2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 153*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 2 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

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

  • journey
  • jungle
  • knives
  • known
  • language
  • laughter
  • length
  • location
  • lumber
  • major

2. Try spelling the words.

Grammar
1. Watch the video about the progressive aspect of verbs.
2. Practice!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 154*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 3 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

Reading
1. Read Chapter 4 of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. What mysterious note did Sir Henry Baskerville receive? What item of his went missing? What did Holmes send Cartwright to look for in the garbage of the twenty-three hotels?

Vocabulary
1. Look at your new vocabulary words. Read their definitions at least twice!

  • basis
  • confine
  • cunning
  • incident
  • inexplicable
  • significance
  • stimulating

2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 155*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 4 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

Spelling
1. Try spelling the words again.

Grammar
1. Watch the video about perfect verbs.
2. Practice!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 156*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 5 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

Reading
1. Read Chapter 5 of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about this chapter. Why was Henry Baskerville angry at the hotel? What surprising clue did they learn from the cab-driver?

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions again.

Day 157*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 6 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

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

  • mammal
  • material
  • mayor
  • measure
  • melody
  • memories
  • message
  • million
  • minor
  • modern

2. Try spelling the words.

Grammar
1. Watch the video about the perfect progressive aspect.
2. Practice.

Vocabulary
1. Play the gravity game!

Day 158*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 7 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

Reading
1. Read Chapter 6 of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. Why did Barrymore and his wife want to leave? What did Sir Henry think about Baskerville Hall?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Look at their definitions at least twice!

  • bias
  • fiendish
  • impression
  • imprudent
  • melancholy
  • peculiar

2. Try matching the words to their definitions.

Day 159*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 8 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

Spelling
1. Try spelling the words again.

Grammar
1. Practice using verbs that indicate time.
2. Learn about modal verbs.
3. Practice!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words with their definitions.

Day 160*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 9 of the pdf and copy the quotes.

Reading
1. Read Chapter 7 of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about this chapter. Was Watson able to prove that Barrymore was home at the time of the telegram? What do you think of the moor and Grimpen Mire? What mysterious warning did Dr. Watson receive?

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

  • discreet
  • inadequate
  • interminable
  • motive
  • pallid
  • propitious
  • ruse
  • treacherous
  • uncanny
  • vague

2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 161*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 2 of the PDF and copy the quote.

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

  • mountain
  • music
  • natural
  • necessary
  • neither
  • newspaper
  • northern
  • notebook
  • notice
  • noun

2. Try spelling the words.

Grammar
1. Time to learn about pronouns!
2. Practice.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 162*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 3 of the PDF and copy the quote.

Reading
1. Read chapter 8 of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. What exciting event does Watson write about in his letter? Who are they looking for out on the moor? What suspicious thing did Barrymore do?

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

  • approbation
  • brusquely
  • clandestine
  • conscience
  • considerable
  • extricate
  • flounder
  • onerous
  • precaution
  • transcribe

2. Match the words to the definitions.

Day 163*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 4 of the PDF and copy the quote.

Spelling
1. Try spelling the words again.

Grammar
1. Watch the video about personal pronouns.
2. Practice.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 164*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 5 of the PDF and copy the quote.

Reading
1. Read chapter 9 of The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about this chapter. What was Barrymore looking at out the window? Why did Sir Henry go out on the moor alone? What sound did Watson and Sir Henry hear at night that bothered them?

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 165*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 6 of the PDF and copy the quote.

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

  • object
  • observe
  • opposite
  • outside
  • oxygen
  • paragraph
  • pause
  • payment
  • perhaps
  • period

2. Try spelling the words.

Grammar
1. Watch the video about possessive pronouns.
2. Practice.

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 166*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 7 of the PDF and copy the quote.

Reading
1. Read chapter 10 of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Writing
1. Open your document and write at least two sentences about the chapter. What do Watson and Sir Henry decide to do about Selden? Who might L. L. be? Who else is hiding out on the moor?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read the definition of each word at least twice!

  • devote
  • equivocal
  • evident
  • impulse
  • inquiry
  • recollection
  • sinister
  • spectral
  • summit
  • vex

2. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 166*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 8 of the PDF and copy the quote.

Spelling
1. Try spelling the words again.

Grammar
1. Watch the video about reflexive pronouns.
2. Practice!

Vocabulary
1. Match the words to their definitions.

Day 167*

*Handwriting
1. Print page 9 of the PDF and copy the quote.

Reading
1. Read Chapter 11 of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

Writing
1. Open your document and add at least two sentences about the chapter. What did Miss Lyons say about the letter? Who did Frankland see taking food out onto the moor? Who do you think Watson encountered at the end of the chapter?

Vocabulary
1. Take a look at your new vocabulary words. Be sure to read each definition at least twice!

  • ample
  • compromise
  • establish
  • incredulity
  • indelible
  • legible
  • perseverance
  • reticent
  • warily

2. Match the words to their definitions.