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.




Monday, September 18, 2017

Sheltering Wings with HOTS Lesson plan - English speaker classes

Name_______________________________ Date: ________________________

HOTS Logic: Underlying assumptions
Part 1.
What assumptions or emotive implications underlie these statements?

1. This method is scientifically proven to be effective


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2.Thousands of people have already signed up: join now!


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3. He always wanted to be famous: now he is famous, so he must be very happy.


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4. Don’t use this method: it is based on outdated and old-fashioned ideas.


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Over to you! State your opinion, and be ready to discuss:

5. Why do people make assumptions in their daily lives? How does this help them?


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6. Can assumptions be harmful? In what way?
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Sheltering Wings

Harriet Louise Jerome

It was intensely cold. Heavy sleds creaked as they scraped over the jeweled sounding board of dry unyielding snow; the signs above shop doors shrieked and groaned as they swung helplessly to and fro; and the clear, keen air seemed frozen into sharp little crystalline needles that stabbed every living thing that must be out in it. Business men hurried from shelter to shelter; every dog remained at home; not a bird was to be seen or heard. The sparrows had been forced to hide themselves in crevices and holes; the doves found protected corners and huddled together as best they could; many birds were frozen to death.

A dozen or more doves were gathered close under the cornice of the piazza of a certain house, trying with little success to keep warm. Some small sparrows, disturbed and driven from the cozy place they had chosen, saw the doves and came flying across the piazza.
“Dear doves,” chirped the sparrows, “won’t you let us nestle near you? Your bodies look so large and warm.”
“But your coats are frosted with cold. We cannot let you come near us, for we are almost frozen now,” murmured the doves sadly.
“So are we.”
“It looks so warm near your broad wings, gentle doves, Oh, let us come! We are so little, and so very cold!”
“Come,” cooed a dove at last, and a trembling little sparrow fluttered close and nestled under the broad white wing.
“Come,” cooed another dove, and another sparrow found comfort.
“Come! Come! Echoed another warm-hearted bird, and another until at last more than half the doves were sheltering small shivering sparrows beneath their own half-frozen wings.
“My sisters, you are very foolish,” said the other doves, “You mean well, but why do you risk your own beautiful lives to give life to worthless sparrows?”
“Ah! They were so small and so very very cold,” murmured the doves. “Many of us will perish this cruel night; while we have life let us share its meager warmth with those in bitter need.”
Colder and colder grew the day. The sun went down behind the clouds suffused with soft and radiant beauty, but more fiercely and relentlessly swept the wind around the house where the doves and sparrows waited for death.
An hour after sunset a man came up to the house and strode across the piazza. As the door of the hours closed heavily behind him, a little child watching from the window saw something jarred from the cornice fall heavily to the piazza floor.
“Oh papa,” she cried in surprise, “a poor frozen dove has fallen on our porch!”
When he stepped out to pick up the fallen dove the father saw the others under the cornice. They were no longer able to move or to utter a cry, so he brought them in and placed them in a room where they might slowly revive. Soon more than half of the doves could coo gratefully, and raise their stiffened wings. The out from beneath the wing of each revived dove fluttered a living sparrow.
“Look, papa!” cried the child. “Each dove that has come to life was holding a poor little sparrow close to her heart.”
They gently raised the wings of the doves that could not be revived. Not one had a sparrow beneath it.
Colder and fiercer swept the wind without cutting and more piercing grew the frozen crystalline needles of air, but each dove that had sheltered a frost-covered sparrow beneath her own shivering wings lived to rejoice in the glowing gladsome sunshine of the days to come.


Questions:
1. The story takes place _______________________________________________


2. What happened before the events of the story began? ________________________________________________________________________


3. Words in context:

a. What does “crevices and holes” mean? _____________________________________


b. piazza _______________________________________________________________


c. driven ________________________________________________________________


d. revive ________________________________________________________________


4. What is the setting of the story? ___________________________________________


5. What did the sparrows ask of the doves? ____________________________________


6. Why did some of the doves revive, and some not? ____________________________


7. Give an example from your own life that parallels the situation in the story.

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Part 2. After reading the story:
A. After reading Sheltering Wings what assumptions do the doves that don’t help a sparrow make?


1. ____________________________________________________________________________


2. ____________________________________________________________________________


3. ____________________________________________________________________________


B. How is this proved wrong by later events?


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C. Why do some of the doves survive, and some don’t?

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D. How can you apply this to your own life?

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E. Write 5 ways that you can do kindness to others

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2. ________________________________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________________________________

4. ________________________________________________________________________________

5. ________________________________________________________________________________


Author bio: Not much is known about this author, she wrote another story: Harriet Louise JEROME The Gap In The Fence [1898]




Sunday, September 17, 2017

Magic Tree House Night of the Ninjas Chapter 3

Magic Tree House
Night of the Ninjas
Chapter 3
 Ninja

Before Reading: What happened in Chapter 2? Why did Annie make friends with the mouse? Why did she call it Peanut? What would have you named the mouse? Which book is the most exciting for you? Why?

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

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Vocabulary
huddled Verb- to crowd close together
The ballplayers huddled together so they could talk without being overheard by the other team.




Questions
How does Jack figure out where they are?
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What facts does the book tell Jack?
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What does Jack write in his notebook?
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What happened to the Pennsylvania book?
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What is the weather in Ninja time? ______________________________________________________________________



Homework:
Describe a ninja. What does a ninja do? What skills does a ninja have? When did the ninjas live?
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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.





Sunday, September 10, 2017

Magic Tree House Night of the Ninjas Chapter 2 Teacher’s Guide

Ninja

Magic Tree House
Night of the Ninjas
Chapter 2


Before Reading: What happened in Chapter 1? Why did Annie make friends with the mouse? Why did she call it Peanut? What would have you named the mouse?

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

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Vocabulary
Under a spell - Verb Enchanted- under control of magic.
As she awoke from the dream, she felt she was under a spell.

Strapped- verb attached with a long piece of material
When the handle broke on my suitcase I strapped it together with a rope.


Scoop to remove something in an easy manner
Karen scooped the water from the bottom of the rowboat.

Pouch Noun- a pocket in the front
Mother kangaroos have a pouch to hold the baby kangaroo.

Questions
What is written on the piece of paper that Jack finds?
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What hint does it tell about Morgan?
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Why is there only one book open?
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Why did Annie and Jack have an argument?
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Homework:
Describe Annie’s character, why is she so impulsive? What does she do that annoys Jack? What does Jack do?


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Example

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz


Dorothy is a nice girl who goes to the land of Oz in her house. The house is blown there by a hurricane. At first Dorothy is scared but as she meets the scarecrow, the tin woodman and the cowardly lion she gets more and more self-confidence and they all help each other to get to the Emerald City. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Miss Daisy is Crazy, Chapter 6, Lesson Plan



Chapter 6 is the end of the first day of school, it is hard to believe that so much could happen. When I was in school, the first day went by so fast that I never remembered what we did or said except to say our names!  Let this be a lesson to you, take notes on your first day of school so you will saver the only day of the year with no homework!!


 Miss Daisy is Crazy  by Dan Guttman  You can get this on Amazon!

Vocabulary: 
veterinarian a doctor that takes care of animals
veteran - a person who has fought in a war and survived
vegetarian- a person who doesn't eat meat.




Pronunciation:
hospital  - h has a little puff of air
veterinarian ve ter na ar ri an
Lindsay lind sey 
Questions for discussion:

What does Andrea want to be when she grows up?
What is funny about how A.J. defined the word veterinarian?
Why did Emily run out of the room crying?
What advantages does being a professional football player give to A.J.?
What does Ryan want to be?  Why?
Who does A.J. hate? Why?


Homework:  
What would you like to be when you grow up? Write about the profession and what it does, and how you would be happy doing this job.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Miss Daisy is Crazy- Lesson Plan Chapter 5


 

Miss Daisy has a strange way of teaching. Miss Daisy is Crazy  by Dan Guttman  She makes the children seem that they are the teacher and she is the student.
Well, the idiom is that you learn best from your students and if this is true, then Miss Daisy ought to graduate from University pretty soon, because her students teach her more everyday!




Vocabulary: 
recess  - a break in the school day to eat or play

beeline - go in a straight line very fast

monkey bars - metal bars that are for climbing

arcade - a place where you play games in a fair.

financial - money matters

beamed. - be very happy

overweight - weigh too much

lifesaver candy

a foot in measurement is 12 inches about 30 centimeters

6 feet - about 2 meters

circumference - how big a circle is all the way around

Pronunication
style - one syllable
Robinson ro ben son
circumference sur kum fren se


Questions for discussion:
What is the main problem that the children are discussing?
What does Miss Daisy think about the kids' idea?
What does she want to do about it?
Which professional needs to examine the 2nd grade?
What is her name?
Why is A.J. suspicious?
What is interesting about the ruler?
How does Mrs Cooney turn it into a math lesson?
How do the children feel about this "lesson"?

Homework
Write about the best class that you have ever been in. What was the class? What were you studying? What made the class interesting? Do you remember the teacher's name?


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 alread...