Presentation on theme: "A Christmas Carol-Daily Jobs"— Presentation transcript:
1 A Christmas Carol-Daily Jobs Read part of the Stave you are on that day.Complete the reading activity for the day.Do the center activities assigned for the day during center time (Grammar activities and illustration).Read and complete activities with at least one other person.
2 Stave One QuestionsWhat is the simile in the second paragraph? What do you think in means?Why does the narrator talk so much about Marley being dead?Why doesn’t the weather affect Scrooge?Compare and Contrast Scrooge.What do the “portly gentleman” who come in after Scrooge’s nephew leave want?How does the knocker change?Why does Scrooge like the darkness?What has the ghost of Marley been doing since he died?What warning does Marley give Scrooge?Why are the phantoms upset (end of the Stave)?
3 Relating to the characters of Stave One Which character are you like the most: Scrooge or Scrooge’s nephew? What makes you more like that character?Draw a picture of Scrooge when he saw the door knocker change. You can include the knocker in the picture, too!
4 Using my Context CluesThe following is a list of tricky words from the story. Choose 10 from the list OR find words that you have had trouble with and complete the following tasksWrite what you think the word means based on the sentence it is in.Look the word up in the dictionary and write the definition.Use the word correctly in a new sentence.Unhallowed Entreaty Impropriety Multitude Executor Trifle Resolute Tremulous Legatee Implore Lunatic Rapture Garret Covetous Replenish Credentials Congeal Misanthropic Solitary Intimation Ominous Caustic
5 Grammar with the Characters-(Center Time)-Subject 11/29Grammar with the Characters-(Center Time)-SubjectThe subject of a sentence tells us what person, place, thing, or idea the sentence is about, or what person, place, thing, or idea is responsible for what happens in the sentence. It comes before the predicate.This is the who or what the is doing something. The presence of the first spirit amazed Scrooge. What amazed Scrooge? The presence of the first spiritWrite 5 sentences from the part of the book you read today and label the subject.Least Tern
6 Grammar with the Characters- (Center Time)-Verbs 11/29Grammar with the Characters- (Center Time)-VerbsVerbs give the subjects something to do, or beVerbs tell us what is happening, what happened, or what will happen.The "verb" of a sentence is part of the predicate The images of his past caused a change in Scrooge's attitude. The portly gentlemen wanted Scrooge to give money for charity.Other parts of speech don’t make sense after a subject. I mistletoe (noun). You red (adjective).Find 5 sentences that have examples of verbs. Write them in your notebook and underline the verb.
7 Stave One Visual TextCreate an illustration of your favorite part in the first half of Stave One.Write a caption explaining what is happening in your visual text.Use color, not just pencil.
8 Grammar with the Characters- (Center Time)-Objects 11/30Grammar with the Characters- (Center Time)-ObjectsWhen nouns are not subjects they are usually objects. who or what is receiving the actionThe presence of the first spirit amazed Scrooge. The images of his past caused a change in Scrooge's attitude. "Scrooge" and "change" are direct objects of the verbs that precede them. They tell who or what received the action of the verb.I'd give him a piece of my mind to feast upon No doubt she told him her opinion. In these two sentences "piece" and "opinion" are the direct objects. The italicized "him" in each sentence is an indirect object. Indirect objects, like all objects, must be nouns or pronouns. Indirect objects answer the question to or for whom or what did the verb act upon.Find 4 sentences in the book that you have read so far that have indirect and direct objects. Put stars on top of the direct objects. Put squiggly lines around the indirect objects.
9 Grammar with the Characters (Center Time)-Prepositional Phrases 11/30Grammar with the Characters (Center Time)-Prepositional PhrasesA preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Her copy of A Christmas Carol is on the table. She held her copy of A Christmas Carol over the table. She read her copy of A Christmas Carol during class.Away they came, flocking through the streets. There he went, and took Scrooge with him, holding to his robeFind 5 sentences with prepositions in them and highlight the prepositional phrase. Underline the preposition in that phrase.
10 Stave One Visual TextCreate an illustration of your favorite part in the second half of Stave One.Write a caption explaining what is happening in your visual text.Use color, not just pencil.
11 Stave TwoBefore Reading Write 3 predictions about what you think will happen next in the novel.AS YOU READ Write down words that you have trouble with and write what you think they meanAfter you Read Answer the questions on the next slide
12 Stave Two QuestionsWhat does the book say is the strangest thing about the way the first spirit looked?How did Scrooge feel about this first spirit originally?Who is Scrooge talking about when he says, “Poor boy!”What might be the reason Scrooge turned out the way he did (we get a hint when Fan comes to pick him up)?What kind of people are the Fezziwigs?Who is Belle and why is she important to Scrooge?
13 Connecting to the Characters How would you feel if a ghost came to visit you and took you into the past? Why would you feel this way?If you could go back to Christmas pasts like Scrooge, which Christmas would you go back to and why?How did the changing between the events in Scrooge’s life change the mood of the Stave?
14 Learning VocabularyGo back to the words you wrote down as you read the story.Look the words up in a Thesaurus and find a synonym for each word. Rewrite 5 of the sentences you found the words in using the synonyms.
15 Grammar with the Characters (Center Time)- Simple Sentences 12/3Grammar with the Characters (Center Time)- Simple SentencesThe most basic type of sentence is the simple sentence, which contains only one clause. Scrooge signed it. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.Find 5 examples of simple sentences in Stave Two and write them down.
16 Grammar with the Characters (Center Time)-Compound Sentence 12/3Grammar with the Characters (Center Time)-Compound SentenceA compound sentence consists of two or more independent clauses (or simple sentences) joined by coordinating conjunctions like "and", "but", and "or.“ This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story. Sometimes people new to the business called Scrooge Scrooge, and sometimes Marley, but he answered to both names.Find 5 examples and write them down. Label them compound sentence.
17 Stave Two Visual TextAfter reading the first half of Stave Two, illustrate the most life changing Christmas Scrooge experienced.Provide a caption to explain your visual text.Use color.
18 Grammar with the Characters (Center Time)-Complex Sentence 12/4Grammar with the Characters (Center Time)-Complex SentenceA complex sentence contains one independent clause and at least one dependent (subordinate) clause. Simple-He couldn't replenish it. Complex-He couldn't replenish it, for Scrooge kept the coal-box in his own room.Find 3 sentences that are complex and write them down. Label them complex sentence.
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