ELA -- Finish reading STAVE 3, Complete Vocab sheet and Bob's Blog. SOCIAL STUDIES; Quick Study 20,21,22,&23
SOCIAL STUDIES: Quick Study -- pages 20, 21, 22, & 23
ELA -- Stave 3 vocab words (handout); read at least half of stave 3 -- ; Social Studies -- egypt civilization wheel -- complete Scrooge's Scribbles journal entry on Stave 2
ELA -- Read Stave 2 -- A Christmas Carol -- review vocab for quiz -- and answer reading questions for Stave 2
A Christmas Carol Vocab
Study List – Stave 1
Page 9 " 'At the festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,' said the gentleman, taking up a pen, 'it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time...' "
4. Executor (n.) - a person appointed to carry out the provisions of a will
Page 1 "Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator..."
5. Liberality (n.) - generosity; broadmindedness
Page 9 " 'We have no doubt his liberality is well represented by his surviving partner...' "
6. Melancholy (adj.) - sadness and depression of spirits
Page 13 " Scrooge took his melancholy dinner in his usual melancholy tavern.."
7. Misanthropic (adj.) - a person who hates or distrusts all people
Page 11 "The water-plug being left in solitude, its overflowings sullenly congealed, and turned to misanthropic ice."
8. Ponderous (adj.) - very heavy; unwiedly; labored and dull
Page 22 " 'You have labored on it, since. It is a ponderous chain' "
9. Remorse (n.) - a torturing sense of guilt for one's actions
Page 23 " 'The whole time,' said the Ghost. 'No rest, no peace. Incessant torture of remorse' "
10. Veneration (n.) - to look upon with feelings of deep respect; revere
Page 6 "'... But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come around--apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin...' "
11. Flint (n.) – a hard, darks tone sometimes used for producing a spark
A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
12.Gait (n.) – a manner of walking
The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, Shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice.
.13. Rime (n.) – an accumulation of frost or ice particles
A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin.
14. Dog-days (n.) – (n.) – a period of hot humid weather
He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn’t thaw it one degree at Christmas.
15. Poulterer (n.) a seller of birds raised for meat and eggs such as chickens, turkeys, and geese.
16. Pageant – (n.) an elaborate, colorful display, event, or spectacle sometimes with music that may consist of a procession or parade
17. Principles (n.) the laws or facts of nature underlying the working of something, rules or code of conduct or morals
Poulterers' and grocers' trades became a splendid joke: a glorious pageant, with which it was next to impossible to believe that such dull principles as bargain and sale had anything to do. (1.67)
18. Stave (n.) the system of 5 horizontal lines on which musical notes are written
19. Carol (n.) – usually, a song sung during the Christmas season
20. Humbug (n.) – a fraud, nonsense
ELA -- Gift of the MAgi Vocab quiz tomorrow (see word list below): Finish writing assignment begun in class today (write sequel -- 2 -3 paragraphs -- to the story -- 1. Use 5 vocab words and 2. use an example of irony.
GIFT OF THE MAGI VOCAB WORDS:
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ELA: VOCAB WORKSHOP pages 95,96,97 READING: If you have not finished Watsons -- read for 40 minutes and answer questions. If finished, work on responses to 2 of the handout questions.
ELA & SOCIAL STUDIES ELA VOCAB QUIZ UNITS 4 -6 CUMULATIVE SOCIAL STUDIES: Research and answer the following:
ISEE -- Get a good night's sleep tonight and eat a healthy breakfast tomorrow morning. Have a good weekend.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.