Sunday, October 22, 2017

Magic Tree House Night of the Ninjas Chapter 8

Ninja


Magic Tree House  Night of the Ninjas Chapter 8 

While Reading Make a chart of the events that happen in this chapter








Background Reading

What is the coldest water you can swim in?
How a ninja hides


Vocabulary
Wilder Adjective - uncontrolled or dangerous
The hurricane was wilder than a tropical storm.

Crashing- Verb making a loud sound
I like this recording of the 1812 symphony, the cymbals are crashing at exactly the right time.

rushing Verb going very fast
She was late for work so she was rushing on her bicycle.

swirled Verb to go in a circular motion
The dancers swirled this way and that in time to the music.

bank Noun The side of a river
The banks of the Mississippi are very wide apart.

Scampered Verb - to run away often playfully
The rabbit scampered down the hill.

Pronunciation
Questions
How do Annie and Jack get away from the Samurai?


Why can’t they cross the river?


Why is Dragon Water a good Title for this chapter?


Why can’t they tell where the Tree House is?


Why does the mouse run away?


What does the mouse find?


What is the problem with it?


Homework: Pretend that you are a newspaper reporter and you are interviewing Jack and Annie about the events that happen in this chapter. Ask them questions and then answer them.







Example: Interview of Dorothy from the book “The Wizard of Oz.”

Interviewer: Thanks for being with us today Dorothy, I know that you are very busy.

Dorothy: Thanks for having me.

I: How did you get to Oz?

D: I was living in Kansas, and there we have lots of cyclones. I couldn’t get into the cellar so I ran into the house with my dog, Toto.

I: What happened?

D: The cyclone picked up the house and after a long time we ended up in Oz.

O: What happened then?

D: Well, I was very surprised to be in a different place, and when I came out of the house, I saw that a pair of feet was sticking out from under the house and so a good witch Glinda said that I had killed the wicked witch of the North, and that I could have her shoes.

I: Then what did you do?


D: I put on the shoes and they fit perfectly! 

Magic Tree House Night of the Ninjas Chapter 7

Magic Tree House
Night of the Ninjas
Chapter 7Ninja
While reading - Make a chart of the events that are happening


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Vocabulary
east Noun - the direction the sun and the moon rises
Japan is east of China.

nature - the physical world around us, trees, plants, mountains that is not man-made
He likes the study of nature.

Confused - unable to think clearly
She got confused while working on the test, because she had a headache.


Pronunciation
Woods - oo is eh sound

Questions
How does Annie pretend that she is a ninja?


How does Jack figure out which way is East?


Who do they see coming up the mountain?


What type of armor do they wear?


Why were Jack and Annie afraid of the samurai?


Homework:

Write about a time when you, or a character in a story got lost.
What happened? How did the person find their way?











Example:

One time I was in a shopping mall, and my son who was 2 years old at the time, got lost. I went to the security of the mall, they announced that a little boy two years old was lost in the mall, and someone came and brought him back.






Sunday, October 15, 2017

Magic Tree House Night of the Ninjas Chapter 6

Magic Tree House
Night of the Ninjas
Chapter 6
Ninja
Before Reading: What happened in the first 5 chapters? What was the most exciting part for you so far?

While reading - Make a chart of the events that are happening


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Vocabulary
samurai Noun – Fierce Japanese fighters
Example: The Samurai were fighting against the Ninjas.

Woven- verb past participle of weeve – to interlace especially to form a texture, fabric, or design
Example: I loved the woven design of the wall hanging, it was so pretty

mercy – noun kind or forgiving treatment
Example: He showed mercy to the small child, helping him to cross the busy street.

No mercy – noun - not good treatment.
Example: The boxer show no mercy to his opponent, and knocked him down after 5 minutes.

flickering light, Noun the light given off by a candle
Example: As I sat in the flickering light of the campfire I felt warm and cozy.

Worthy Adjective having enough good qualities to be considered important, useful
Example Your donation of money is going to a worthy cause, helping deaf people to hear again.


Pronunciation
flickering fli ke ing


Questions
Describe the picture on the opening page of the chapter
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Why are Jack and Annie surprised at the what the Ninja Master?
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What did the ninja do with the note?

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Who are the samurai?

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What will the samurai do?

______________________________________________________________________ Why can’t Jack and Annie go with the Ninjas?

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______________________________________________________________________ What does it mean “show no mercy?”

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What three things does the Ninja Master tell them?

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Why is Shadow Warrior a good title for this chapter?

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How will Annie and Jack find their way back to the Tree House?

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Homework: Jack and Annie have to prove themselves worthy. The ninjas want them to see that Annie and Jack are resourceful and can solve their own problems.

Tell about a time that you were in a contest. How did you prepare? How long did it take for you to prepare for the contest? Did you win? Why or why not?
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Example
I was in a concert band, playing the clarinet. There was a contest of all the players in the band to go to an all city band. I wanted to be one of the two clarinet positions that were available in my school. We had a list of pieces that we had to play. I practiced them every day for two weeks and then we had the audition! I didn’t win 1st place, but I did win 2nd place! We then played in the all city band!



Monday, October 9, 2017

Crazy Miss Daisy Chapter 8

Miss Daisy is Crazy!  by Dan Gutman

 Crazy Miss Daisy is the 2nd grade teacher in the school.  She can't read, write or do Math!  What is she doing teaching? 
This is what A.J. and his friends are trying to figure out and have fun at the same time!




   

Chapter 8 starts on page 59.

Vocabulary
video-game arcade: a place to play video games - look at the picture above
take it or leave it - when an offer is made it means that it won't change 
Questions
Why did Mr. Klutz wear a hat?
What do the kids want to discuss with him?
What does the word "Hmm" mean?
What is the difference between renting and selling?
What price is Mr. Klutz asking for the kids to rent the school for a night?
Who answers the question?
Would this work in your school?
What is Mr. Klutz going to dress up as?


Homework:
Write about a time that you worked hard for a goal.  What was the goal? What did you have to do to achieve it?  Did you achieve the goal? How did that feel?

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Magic Tree House Night of the Ninjas Chapter 5

Magic Tree House
Night of the Ninjas
Chapter 5
Ninja

Before Reading: What happened in in the book so far? Would you have run back to the tree house?
While reading - Make a chart of the events that are happening

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Vocabulary
mist – noun water vapor that stays in the air.
Example: Near the beach in the winter I sometimes like to walk in the mist, it is so mysterious!

Rattled – verb – to make a sound like small rocks hitting one another.
Example: The wind rattled the window panes during the storm.

Froze – verb past tense of freeze – to be very cold or go hold still
Example: The rabbit froze when she saw the fox.


Pronunciation:
slope - sl blend

squishy – y is an I sound

Questions
Why wasn’t Jack afraid of the ninjas anymore?
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What time of day is it? Why is this important to the story?
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Where were the ninjas taking Jack and Annie?
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What do you think that the ninjas were planning to do?
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Why was one ninja tall and one short?
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What type of skills do the ninjas have?




Homework: What was the function of the Ninjas in ancient Japan? What did they do and how did they accomplish their missions?
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Miss Daisy is Crazy Lesson Plan Chapter 7





Last chapter the kids tell about what they want to be when they grow up.  What would you like to be when you grow up?  Are you already grown up?   Maybe in years, but not in heart. 

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Vocabulary



Pronunciation



Questions




Homework:   What would you want to be when you grow up?  Tell about what you like and dislike about your favorite profession.  What would be your second choice. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Magic Tree House Night of the Ninjas Chapter 4

Magic Tree House
Night of the Ninjas
Chapter 4
Ninja

Before Reading: What happened in Chapter 3? How did the ninjas climb up the tree?
While reading - Make a chart of the events that are happening

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Vocabulary
Spikes noun A long, thick, sharp-pointed piece of wood or metal.
The goalie put spikes on his shoes so he could run faster to catch the ball.

Frozen- noun - not able to move
When the tiger looked at the hunter, the animal froze in place

Uh-oh interjection Used to express alarm, foreboding, or dismay
Uh-oh, I forgot my phone at home again, the business executive said.

Dart verb to move or throw swiftly and suddenly
The rabbit darted into the small hole to get away from the fox.



Background links:
http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/history/q4.htmlHistory of Ninjas



Questions
What did the ninjas do with the note?
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What language do they speak?
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How does Jack feel about going with the ninjas?
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How does Annie feel about going with the ninjas?
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What does Jack take with him? Why?
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Why can’t he find the Pennsylvania book?
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What time of day is it in ninja time?
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Why does Annie remind Jack that they have to help Morgan?
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Why can’t Jack and Annie get across the stream?
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Homework: Describe what is special about a ninja? What did they do and how did they do their job? What special clothes did they wear? Why?
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Example
Cowboys of the American West.
The Cowboys of the American West were originally hired to take the cattle from the cattle range to the railroads so they could be sold. This was a long trek from Texas to Kansas. They wore special clothes to help them in their jobs, pointed boots made of leather so they could slip in and out of the stirrups, a big hat to keep off the sun, a bandana to wear around the face to keep out the dust, and chaps on their pants so they wouldn’t be stuck by cactus thorns.




Magic Tree House Night of the Ninjas Chapter 8

Magic Tree House  Night of the Ninjas Chapter 8  While Reading Make a chart of the events that happen in this chapter ...