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On your sheet of notebook paper, write the possible definitions for the underlined words.

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Definitions

Definitions

Preening: (n.) cleaning feathers with a beak

Extricate: (v.) to free from tangle or difficulty

Malicious: (adj.) showing ill will; spiteful

Outskirts: (n.) the region remote from the central district of a city or town

Presumptuous: (adj.) excessively bold, confident, or shameless

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Joan Aiken

Joan Aiken

If you enjoy “The Third Wish,” you may enjoy….

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Extra Credit Opportunity

Extra Credit Opportunity

http://joanaiken.com/

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http://joanaiken.com/

http://joanaiken.com/

Go to this website and complete one of the following

10 facts about her life using the timeline (cannot be all from the same slide)

Print a photo from the gallery and explain what you think it represents; print a photo from her “Joan’s art” and explain why you chose that particular piece.

List the 13 groups/genre’s of books she has written and name one book title in each.

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Let’s Get Started

Let’s Get Started

Open your literature books to page 672. Let’s look at the “Focus Your Reading” section.

Once again, we will focus on the stages of the plot: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution.

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Activity

Activity

Before we begin reading, look at the handout for this lesson. It has two sides: one about the plot, the other about character motivation.

Notice how the conflict is involved in setting up the rising action.

Look over this handout for a few minutes before we begin reading. You do not have to fill it out as we read; however, you need to know what to look for during the story.

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