Novels Three

10/16: Term One is almost over. Any late or make-up work needs to be turned in by Wednesday (10/18).

10/3: We finished Chapter Three today. The scholars received a comprehension assignment that we worked on in class. It is due on Friday.

9/18: Today was our first assignment for Little Women. Most of the scholars finished in class. Those who did not, took it home for homework.

We have had a great first few weeks of Novels. I am excited to be starting off the year with one of my favorite books, ​Little Women​.



What We're Reading:

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

This is a coming-of-age novel that seems to closely mirror the author's life. It follows the story of Jo (short for Josephine) March, her three sisters, and their neighbor Laurie. As we read this novel, we will be looking closely at the time period during which Alcott wrote Little Women and the major themes she expressed.

This Week's Vocabulary:
We are keeping a continuous list of vocabulary words for each unit this year. Each week's words are added to the existing list which is why we do not start over at 1 each week.

53. gallant- (adj.) courteous, smartly
54. beckoned- (verb) called, summoned
55. rumpling- (verb) wrinkle, give a crease to
56. rousing- (adj.) exciting, stirring
57. dismally- (adj.) dull, cheerless
58. dilapidated- (adj.) shabby
59. trudge- (verb) walk slowly and heavily
60. malice- (noun) desire to cause harm
61. penitent- (adj.) feeling or showing remorse or sorrow

The next vocabulary test will be on Friday, November 3rd. It will cover words 41-70.