Upper Grade Reading
This class is for Novels 2 Reading.
We just finished reading the Black Stallion by Walter Farley, and thoroughly enjoyed discussing the characters and how Alec and the Black went through changes and built the strong bond between them.  The scholars were very passionate about their favorite characters and cheered them on through the book, especially when the Black won the race!  

Starting in April, after the Spring Break,  we will begin reading Number the Stars.   It  is a work of historical fiction by American author Lois Lowry, about the escape of a Jewish family (the Rosens) from Copenhagen, Denmark, during World War II. The story centers on ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen, who lives with her family in Copenhagen in 1943.

Because of the nature of the WWII, we will discuss the book at the elementary school level.  However, I encourage all of you talk about when went on during the war and what could be learned from it.

We do discuss various literary devices in class.  Therefore, attendance is a key to a successful discussion, and the participation points are given.  There is also a spelling test each week unless notified otherwise.  The spelling list for the coming week is posted below. Please check your scholar's D.L.P every day for any assignments or upcoming tests.

Thank you.

Mrs. Phillips


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The Spelling List for the Week of 4/24 - 4/28/17

as so ci ate
as so ci a tion

ver y
var y
var i ous

de cide
de ci sion

en ti tle
po lit i cal

na tion
na tion al

re cent

The Vocabularies from Number the Stars to Study for Test


Chapters 1-3
lanky
sneering
impassive
rucksack
obstinate
plodding
hoodlums
contempt
sabotage
trousseau
intricate
ration
haughtily
sarcastically
swastika
curfew