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