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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.