Mr. Reese's Language Arts Class

Assignment for the week of May 25, 2020

Memorial Day honors the men and women who died in the military service of their country. Freedom is not cheap, it takes men and women willing to give the ultimate sacrifice.

Pinkus Aylee was one of those fallen heroes. Your assignment is to write a report honoring the memory of Pinkus Aylee. You should listen to the videos on Pink and Say before you start writing. Your report should have at least two paragraphs, three at the most. 

This is your last assignment for the school year. I look forward to seeing you when school reopens.

Sincerely,

Mr. Reese

Assignment for Language Arts for the week of May 18, 2020

Watch the five The Butterfly videos written by Patrcia Polacco

Word bank 

memorial    radiant    festive    confection    Nazis    mysterious    papillon    glorious    Shabbat    mournfully    Star of David

Put words in alphabetical order.

Define each word.

Make up a sentence for each word.

Respond to the story.

1. Monsieur Marks was a kind man who loved children. Why did the Nazis treat him so cruelly?

2. Why did Marcelle (Mama) tell Monique that Sevrine was only a dream?

3. When the Nazi soldier killed the butterfly, what inference did Monique make concerning the fate of Monsieur Marks?

4. Marcelle (Mama) was a courageous woman. Give examples from the story to prove that point.

5. Monique was a brave, caring little girl. Give examples from the story to prove that point.

 

Assignment for Language Arts for the week of May 11, 2020

Greetings Everyone,

Listen to The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco

Word Bank

quilt artificial neighbors babushka Sabbath wealth bouquet celebrate kulich generations

1. Put words in alphabetical order.

2. Look up each word in a dictionary and write its 

definition.

3. Make up a sentence for each word.

4. Why did Patricia's ancestors come to America?

5. Why was this quilt so important to Patricia?

6. Why are memories important for any family? Write a paragraph describing your family memories.

You have all week to complete your work. Email your finished work to me. My email address is: jim.reese@southern.k12.oh.us

If you have questions regarding assignments or want to reach me the best time to do so in between 8AM-10AM. 

Sincerely,

James Reese

 

*Old Assignments will be left at the bottom of my webpage.*

The Butterfly PART 1

The Butterfly PART 2

The Butterfly PART 3

The Butterfly PART 4

The Butterfly PART 5

Mr. Reese's Sing Along

The Keeping Quilt PART 1

The Keeping Quilt PART 2

Pink and Say PART 1

Pink and Say PART 2

Pink and Say PART 3

Pink and Say PART 4

Pink and Say PART 5

Thank You Mr. Falker PART 1

Thank You, Mr Falker PART 2

Thank You, Mr. Falker PART 3

Vocabulary for Poem

Vain- useless, regret, shame, hopelessness

Aching- hurt, pain

Fainting- weak, helpless, pale  

Robin- a small red bird

Unto- into


If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

By Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.


1. Why does Dickinson feel that helping others would make her life useful?

2. In what ways can you help the people and creatures around you?

3. Write a friendly letter or design a card to a person who might be shut in because of the virus. Share it with a parent before you send it.


The Clown of God PART 1

The Clown of God PART 2

The Clown of God PART 3

Greetings and Salutations,

In the coming weeks I will be sharing many readings of stories and poems.  The first one is The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola in Two Parts.  Please spread the news to visit Mr. Reese's web page, great stories are waiting for you.

Sincerely,

Mr. Reese

The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush PART1

The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush PART 2

Greetings and Salutations,

The story I will be sharing is Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner.  To help you appreciate the beauty of Wyoming, look up Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the Grand Teton Mountains.  This is a great heartwarming story that you will truly love.

Sincerely, 

Mr. Reese

 

Stone Fox Part 1

Stone Fox PART 2

Stone Fox PART 3

Stone Fox PART 4

Stone Fox PART 5

Stone Fox PART 6

Stone Fox PART 7

Stone Fox PART 8

Stone Fox PART 9

Stone Fox PART 10

Stone Fox PART 11

Stone Fox PART 12

Stone Fox PART 13

Stone Fox PART 14

Stone Fox PART 15

Stone Fox PART 16

Stone Fox PART 17

Stone Fox PART 18

Assignment for Language Arts for the week of May 4, 2020

Listen to Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco

Word Bank

1. quartered  2. emancipation  3. proclamation  4. Civil War  5. deserter  6. master  7. slavery  8. fierce  9. memory  10. mere 

1. Put the words in alphabetical order.

2. Look up each word in a dictionary and write its 

definition.

3. Make up  a sentence for each word.

4. Write a paragraph describing how Moe Moe Bay helped Say.

5. Write a paragraph describing how Moe Moe Bay felt about President Lincoln.


Assignment for Language Arts for the week of April 27, 2020

Listen to Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

Word Bank

1. drizzle  2. ladle  3. phonics  4. different  5. miracle  6. torture  7. playground  8. elegant  9. salutation  10. blackboard

1. Put the words in alphabetical order.

2. Look up each word in a dictionary and write its 

definition.

3. Make up  a sentence for each word.

4. Write a paragraph describing the pain of being bullied.

5. Write a paragraph describing how teachers have inspired you.

 

Assignment for Language Arts Week of April 20, 2020

Listen to The Clown of God by Tomie dePaola

Read the poem by Emily Dickinson, If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking and complete the 3 questions. (Poem and questions on my web page)

Word Bank

1. maestro 2. monk 3. monastery 4. juggler 5. troupe 6. founder 7. costume 8. loomed 9. procession

10. arrangement

 

1. Put the words in alphabetical order.

2. Look up each word in a dictionary and write its 

definition.

3. Make up  a sentence for each word.

 

Assignment for Language Arts Week of April 6, 2020

Word Bank

 plow    legend   determined    respectful question    irrigation humorous delightful

faithful  Shoshone 

 

1. Put the words in alphabetical order.

2. Look up each word in a dictionary and write its 

definition.

3. Make up  a sentence for each word.

Example: The wrestler was determined to win the state championship.

Watch videos 1-8 Stone Fox

Please email the completed assignment.

 

Assignments for the week of April 13, 2020

Watch videos 9-18. Your written assignments are detailed in video 18. You have all week to complete your work. Email your finished work to me. My email address is: jim.reese@southern.k12.oh.us

 

 


Vocabulary words