One Dark Night
One Dark Night is the story of a young boy named Jonathan who rescues a cat and her kittens during a storm. Showing kindness to animals is the theme of both the story and the paired poetry selections this week.
Your child can practice this week's vocabulary list words by playing the series of Java Games linked below in the Quia Activities section. There are four games that range in difficulty, beginning with Flashcards, then Match Game, Concentration, and finally Word Search. The words and definitions are available online by clicking the link to the List of Terms found near the top of any of the Java Games pages. Once your child has mastered matching the list words and definitions, he should click the link for the Cloze Activity which tests list vocabulary in sentence context.
The Useful Links section contains Internet links to enrichment activities, information, fun, and games that correlate to this week's stories. I have provided them for you to use with your child(ren) at home. Our spelling list contains words with that begin with the prefixes un-, dis-, re-, and pre-, so you'll find links to spelling games that stress prefixes. This week's grammar skill is identifying singular and plural pronouns, so I've included links for that skill near the bottom of the list.