Information About This Unit
Read along this week as Leigh finds a way to deter the lunchbox thief, tries to think of something to write for the Young Writer's Club, and thinks about his dad being lonely. Will everything work out? You will have to finish the book to find out! Hands-on activities include building a lunch box alarm, creating a bumper sticker, looking to the future, and learning about the author of this story. Language Arts will focus on plot this week. You will learn about main conflict and resolution. In keyboarding, you will learn to type "G" and "U." Online quizzes, games, and a video help reinforce the objectives. This unit is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach language arts.
Langauge Arts Year 5, Week 1: Dear Mr. Henshaw: Part 1
Language Arts Year 5, Week 2: Dear Mr. Henshaw: Part 2
|"Dear Mr. Henshaw" by Beverly Cleary||(no rating)|
Read pages 89-134 of "Dear Mr. Henshaw" by Beverly Cleary.
|Lunch Box Alarm||(no rating)|
You will make a lunch box alarm.
|Bumper Stickers||(no rating)|
You will make a bumper sticker like Leigh did.
|Looking Forward||(no rating)|
Imagine that 10 or 15 years have passed since Leigh began writing Mr. Henshaw.
|Meet Beverly Cleary||(no rating)|
Get to know Beverly Cleary in this lesson.
Read about elements that make up the plot in a story.
Learn why a story can not exist without conflict.
Find out what resolution means in terms of a story.
|The Three Little Pigs||(no rating)|
Read the story of The Three Little Pigs with your child.
|Vocabulary Words||(no rating)|
This week's vocabulary words are canape, cross-country, mincemeat, quiche, fictitious, prose, rejected, submitted, retain, mimeographed, mildew, and hibernated.
|Business Letter||(no rating)|
Write a letter to a manufacturing company which makes your favorite processed food.
Through the series of letters Leigh writes to Mr. Henshaw, Leigh appears to grow emotionally.
|Learn G and U||(no rating)|
Keyboarding practice, lesson 3, has you learning to type G and U.
|Parts of a Friendly Letter||(no rating)|
Take this quiz about the parts of a friendly letter.
|Correct Those Titles||(no rating)|
This quiz gives you practice on how to capitalize a title - just for you!
|Who's Who in Dear Mr. Henshaw||(no rating)|
Take a short quiz to see how much you know about the characters and places in "Dear Mr. Henshaw."
|Word Scramble||(no rating)|
See if you can unscramble these words about the final section of the book.
|Book Review||(no rating)|
Listen to and watch this review of "Dear Mr. Henshaw."
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: