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Mrs. Perkins 6th Grade Reading Weekly Agendas

February 18-22, 2019

MONDAY:

  1. No School- President’s Day

TUESDAY:

  1. Hatchet Literary Review Book Jacket Group Project.
    1. Students will work in groups to create “Book Jackets” for Hatchet.  They will identify key literary elements of Hatchet and place them on the appropriate spot on the Book Jacket.  (Due Feb. 20).
  2. Survival Pack/Lookbook in google classroom.  (Due Feb. 21st)

WEDNESDAY::

  1. Survival Pack/Lookbook in google classroom.  (Due Feb. 21st)

 

  1. Hatchet Literary Review Book Jacket Group Project.
  1. Students will work in groups to create “Book Jackets” for Hatchet.  They will identify key literary elements of Hatchet and place them on the appropriate spot on the Book Jacket.  (Due Feb. 20)

THURSDAY:

  1. Hatchet Final
  2. Survival Pack/Lookbook is due on Google Classroom- If everyone completes final in time, draw names to have random presenters of project.

 

FRIDAY:

  1. Survival Day- Bring Snacks/Eat survival inspired snacks.  Must be able to explain how this snack is representative of something you could survive on in the wild. Must have written explanation of survival snack to get full credit.  (bonus opportunity)
  2. Present Survival Packs

 


PROJECT ASSIGNMENT:  Hatchet Lookbook Survival Pack is due February 21st.  It is on Google Classroom and can be worked on in class and at home.  It is a 150 point grade!!!!

Bonus points (5 points) for a package of wrapped candy. Due by 2/22/19

 

 

Hatchet Calendar

4th 6 weeks Weekly Assignments and Due Dates Checklist *All dates are TENTATIVE and can be adjusted if needed* If you do not have your own novel and need to finish reading at home, the PDF for Hatchet can be found on our class page. If all else fails google “Hatchet PDF.” If you are absent or do not finish in class it is your responsibility to be prepared for the quiz date in order to ensure that you do not fall behind. The library is always available in the morning or at lunch if needed.

Chapter Due dates/Quizzes:

 Ch. 1-4 Quiz Jan. 25  Ch. 5-8 Quiz Jan. 30  Ch. 9-14 Quiz Feb. 4  Ch. 15-epilogue Quiz Feb. 7.

Jan. 14-18:

 January 14: Review POV terms

· Point of View Practice in OWL packet. P. 53-54  January 15: Review POV terms

· Point of View Practice in OWL packet. P. 55-56  January 16: Survival By The Numbers

· Read and discuss “Survival by the Numbers” Tips 1-5  January 17: Review POV terms

· Read and discuss “Survival by the Numbers” Tips 6-10  January 18: Literary Terms Test Jan. 22-25:

 January 21: NO SCHOOL-MLK Day  January 22: Hatchet Introduction

· Introduce Vocab # 1-12 (Test Jan. 30)  January 23: Read Hatchet Ch. 1-4  January 24: Read Hatchet Ch. 1-4  January 25: Hatchet Ch. 1-4 Quiz

· Begin Reading Ch. 5-9 Jan. 28-Feb. 1:

 January 28: Read. Ch. 5-8  January 29: Read. Ch. 5-8  January 30: Hatchet Ch. 5-8 Quiz

· Set 1 Vocab Test  January 31: Read ch. 9-14

 February 1: Read ch. 9-14

Feb. 4-8:

 February 4: Hatchet Ch. 9-14 Quiz

· Read ch. 15-epilogue  February 5: Read ch. 15-epilogue  February 6: Read ch. 15-epilogue  February 7: Hatchet Ch. 15-epilogue Quiz

· Introduce survival pack project. (Due Feb. 22)  February 8: Set 2 Vocab Test

· Work on survival pack project after test if time allows.

Feb. 1 1 - 1 5:

 February 1 1: Watch “A Cry in the Wild” and answer GRQ  February 1 2: Watch “A Cry in the Wild” and answer GRQ  February 1 3: Watch “A Cry in the Wild” and answer GRQ (Due for a grade)  February 1 4: Hatchet Literary Review Book Jacket Group Project  February 1 5: NO SCHOOL-INSERVICE

Feb. 1 8 – 2 2:

 February 1 8: NO SCHOOL-PRESIDENT’S DAY  February 1 9: Hatchet Literary Review Book Jacket Group Project  February 2 0: Hatchet Literary Review Book Jacket Group Project  February 2 1: Hatchet FINAL

· Survival Pack due on Google Classroom  February 2 1: Survival Day

Hatchet Vocabulary List

1. tundra - a vast treeless plain where subsoil is permanently frozen

• He was working in the oil fields of Canada, up on the tree line where the tundra started and the forests ended.

2. grimace - a contorted facial expression

• Brian turned again to glance at the pilot who had both hands on his stomach and was grimacing in pain, reaching for the left shoulder again as Brian watched.

3. abate - become less in amount or intensity

• When he opened them again it was evening and some of the sharp pain had abated— there were many dull aches—and the crash came back to him folly.

4. diminish - decrease in size, extent, or range

• He wanted to stay near the lake because he thought the plane, even deep in the water, might show up to somebody flying over and he didn’t want to diminish any chance he might have of being found.

5. gorge - overeat or eat immodestly

• Soon, as before, his stomach was full, but now he had some sense and he did not gorge or cram more down.

6. rivulet - a small stream

• Soon the sand outside was drenched and there were rivulets running down to the lake.

7. gingerly - with extreme care or delicacy

• His fingers gingerly touched a group of needles that had been driven through his pants and into the fleshy part of his calf.

8. exasperation - a feeling of annoyance

• He settled back on his haunches in exasperation, looking at the pitiful clump of grass and twigs.

9. painstaking - characterized by extreme care and great effort

• It was painstaking work, slow work, and he stayed with it for over two hours.

10. gratify - make happy or satisfied

• Working as fast as he could he carefully placed the dried grass and wood pieces he had tried at first on top of the bark and was gratified to see them take.

1. eddy - a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind

• When he was in the shade of the trees breaking limbs the mosquitos swarmed on him, as usual, but when he came to the fire, or just near the shelter where die smoke eddied and swirled, the insects were gone.

12. staggering - so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhel

• He had decided to always have enough on hand for three days and after spending one night with the fire for a friend he knew what a staggering amount of wood it would take.

Hatchet Vocabulary List

13. gnarled – old, rough, and twisted due to age

• At die other end of the bottom of the L there was another large rock sticking out over die water and on top of the rock a snag- gly pine had somehow found food and grown, bent and gnarled.

14. emerge - come out into view, as from concealment

• It emerged a split part of a second later.

15. primitive - characteristic of an earlier ancestral type

• Maybe that was how it really happened, way back when—some primitive man tried to spear fish and it didn’t work and he “invented” the bow and arrow.

16. hummock - a small natural hill

• He put an arrow to the string, pulled it back to his cheek, pointed it at a dirt hummock, and at that precise instant the bow wood exploded in his hands sending splinters and chips of wood into his face.

17. precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited

• He put an arrow to the string, pulled it back to his cheek, pointed it at a dirt hummock, and at that precise instant the bow wood exploded in his hands sending splinters and chips of wood into his face.

18. exult - feel extreme happiness or elation

• The bow had given him this way and he exulted in it, in the bow, in the arrow, in the fish, in the hatchet, in the sky.

19. rectify - make right or correct

• In the city if he made a mistake usually there was a way to rectify it, make it all right If he fell on his bike and sprained a leg he could wait for it to heal; if he forgot something at the store he could find other food in the refrigerator.

20. prospect - the possibility of future success

• But his fish-trash pile of bones and skin and guts was in the pond area and the prospect of food brought them back.

21. bellow - make a loud noise, as of animal

• He rolled out and almost bellowed with pain from his ribs.

22. incessant - uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

• The flames cut the cool damp morning, crackled and did much to bring his spirits up, not to mention chasing away the incessant mosquitos.

23. stymie - hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

• And for a moment he was stymied.

24. fuselage - the central body of an airplane

• holding crew and passenger Only a short piece of the top of the fuselage, the plane’s body toward the tail, was out of the water, just a curve of aluminum, and at first he could see no place to tie the raft.

25. frenzied - affected with or marked by mania uncontrolled by reason

• Three more hacks and he had a triangular hole the size of his hand and he could see four cables that he guessed were the control cables going back to the tail and he hit the skin of the plane with a frenzied series of hacks to make a still larger opening and he was bending a piece of aluminum away from two aluminum braces of some kind when he dropped the hatchet

 

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