1. We reviewed critical vocabulary words: collaborate, central idea, root, affix
**Make sure you know these!!!!
2. In our spiral notebook, we recorded the definition of 2 new critical vocabulary words:
Cite – to quote
Point of view – a character’s perspective (how they see things), position (someone’s stand on an issue), or experience (what they go through)
**If you were absent, write this in your spiral notebook and show it is done.
3. We did more word work. We practiced applying our root to the word “bellipotent.”
4. We did a new structure in class that allowed us to think about and share these questions with peers:
In Chapter 1, it says that Salva “was letting his mind wander down the road ahead of his body.” He begins to daydream about when he and his friends “made cows out of clay.” What does this daydream tell you about the importance of cattle in Salva’s life?
Sample response: Cattle are very important in Salva’s life and seemed to be related to wealth or money. The book said that his father had a lot of cattle and his father was an important man. I bet cattle are important because they can provide milk and food.
In Chapter 2, we learned that thorns littered the ground where Nya is. It says that Nya “looked at the bottom of her foot. There was a big thorn that had broken off right in the middle of her heel.” What does the thorn in her heel tell you about Nya? Explain why the thorn tells you this about Nya.
Where do you think Nya is going? What part of the reading makes you think this? What does this tell you about Nya’s character?
When the rebel soldiers arrive, Salva hesitates for a moment, but then steps forward to join the group of men. But the soldier says, “Over there” and points Salva to go join the group of women and children. Salva then scurries over to the women’s side. What does Salva’s choice to step forward tell you about Salva’s character?
In chapter 2, Salva asks the same questions many times: “Where are we going? Where is my family? When will I see them again?” What does this tell you about how Salva is feeling?
*If you were absent, you should think about these questions.
HW: Read for 20 minutes, study critical vocabulary – collaborate, central idea, root, affix. Library tomorrow.