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The House of Dies Drear The House of Dies Drear By Virginia Hamilton A Mystery Novel Unit 7 th /8 th Reading Mrs. Olson.

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2 The House of Dies Drear The House of Dies Drear By Virginia Hamilton A Mystery Novel Unit 7 th /8 th Reading Mrs. Olson

3 Unit Overview Timeline Reading Assignments Vocabulary & Unanswered Questions Personification, Similes, Metaphors Characterization Sketching, Sculpting, Scenes

4 Timeline Chapters Chapters Chapters Chapters

5 Reading Assignments In-class Reading Independent Reading Group Discussion

6 Vocabulary ! Find a new word in each chapter. Define Illustrate Use in a sentence Frame for bulletin board display

7 Unanswered Questions At the end of each chapter, write down something you are wondering about… I wonde r why…

8 Personification Time marches on.

9 Similes Comparison using like or as. Dads snoring was like a lawnmower.

10 Metaphors Direct comparison. "Life is a maze.

11 Characterization How does the author develop the characters?

12 Sketching Draw a scene from the story.

13 Sculpting Carve a house from a bar of soap.

14 Scenes Act out a scene from the story. Create a storyboard. Video-tape a scene. Audio-tape a scene.

15 In Conclusion… Quizzes Tests Projects Rubrics Grades What have you learned?

16 Web Pages

17 The End


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