Tuesday, January 27, 2015

“Katie’s Trunk” Segment 2 Questions

1.           On page 299, Katie’s courage has left her. How does the author demonstrate this? Use examples from the text.
2.           Reread page 300. English goods were items that were made and shipped from Great Britain to the colonies. What words or phrases does the author use to illustrate how the rebels feel about English goods?
3.           Which details help you to visualize what is was like inside the trunk? (Page 299-301)
4.           Why did the rebels stop searching the trunk and leave the house? (Page 301)

5.           Reread the last paragraph on pages 302-303. What does Katie realize about John Warren’s actions?

Monday, January 26, 2015

"Katie's Trunk" Segment 1 Questions

“Katie’s Trunk” Segment 1 Questions
1.           On page 294, what does Katie’s mama mean when she says “like to sit her down to sew long seams all day and get the goodness straight inside”?
2.           Reread pages 294-296. How has Katie’s community changed? Give examples.
3.        (Page 296) How did Katie feel about being called a “Tory”? How do you know?
4.        (Page 297) Why does Katie rush out of her hiding place?

5.        (Page 295) The author says that mama “shut her lips on the words.” What do you think this means and why do you think mama does this?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?" Segment 1 Questions

And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Segment 1 Questions
1.  Reread the last sentence on page 263. What does this say about Paul?
2.  (P. 264) How does the word constantly illustrate/describe the pace of life in Boston at the time?
3.  (P. 264) What is the purpose of the church bells in Boston at this time in history?
4.  What is the author trying to illustrate by continuously saying, “and off he went, hat clapped to his head, coattails flying”?
5.  Reread the first sentence on p. 266. Why was Paul busy doing all of these things?
6.  (P. 267) Why does Paul sometimes make mistakes?
7.  (P. 267) How does life change in Boston beginning in 1765?
8.  (P. 267) Why do you think the secret club is called the “Sons of Liberty”?
9.  (P. 267) Why do you think the Sons of Liberty dressed up like Indians before they dumped the tea in the harbor? What was their intent?

Due tomorrow, January 8th

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Water Cycle Webquest

Use the following link to access the Water Cycle Webquest:

Make sure to answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper. 
  • Explain how the Water Cycle works.
  • Define evaporation.
  • What are the three process that occur to form clouds?
  • What is condensation?
  • List 3 forms of precipitation.
  • Why is the Water Cycle important to life on earth?
Here are more fun websites that will help you to find more information about the Water Cycle: