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Monica Hielema

Class Name: Writing & Rhetoric
Tutor: Monica Hielema
This week’s focus: Lesson 10 Adding to a Fable – A Chinese Tale
• Begin LESSON 10:
 Page 104
 Read and narrate: The Tale of the Chinese Farmer
 Finish Sentence Play on page 109: bring this to class as I will ask several students to share theirs.
• During Wednesday’s Zoom class we will work through NARRATION, TALK ABOUT IT, and ideas for AMPLIFICATION BY EXTENSION
CHALLENGE: SPEAK IT (page 112,113) – if any student would like to complete the fable by adding new nouns and adjectives, I will give you a chance to read it to your classmates.
BRING TO CLASS: Small whiteboard and marker OR a clipboard with paper and marker. Completed sentence play from page 109.
To be completed this week: (this may be before or after Wednesday’s class)
• Complete Lesson 10 – GO DEEPER, WRITING TIME
ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more
(Optional) Poem to Memorize: (taken from Linguistic Development through Poetry Memorization – IEW)

The Yak
By Hilaire Belloc

As a friend to the children commend me the Yak.
You will find it exactly the thing:
It will carry and fetch, you can ride on its back,
Or lead it about with a string.

The Tartar who dwells on the plains of Thibet
(A desolate region of snow)
Has for centuries made it a nursery pet.
And surely the Tartar should know!

Then tell your papa where the Yak can be got,
And if he is awfully rich
He will buy you the creature – or else he will not.
(I cannot be positive which.)

***POEM OF THE MONTH: Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening:

Lesson 9 – Summary of The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf to be handed in on or before January 27th. (My advice is to email the summary as soon as completed.)

Please contact with any questions and submissions.