Blood on the River Chapter 3 and 4
Students will describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific
details in a text, such as a character’s thoughts, words, or actions.
Students will refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly; refer to details and examples in a text when drawing inferences from the text.
Spelling/Phonics: Long i and short i sound words test (choose the correctly spelled word)
Vocabulary: racket, stench, decipher, philosophy, monotonous, livid
Reading: Blood on the River Chapter 3 with questions/discussion
What difficulties do the travelers face early in the journey? How do the gentlemen react to these hardships? Who is Master Wingate and why does his opinion carry more weight than many others? What is Captain Smith’s response to the gentlemen?
Vocabulary(Chapter 4): astonishment, unshackled, unsteady, dispose, insisting, linger
How does the author’s words in the last paragraph on page 21 change the mood of the story? What led to the arrest of Captain Smith? How do the interactions between Smith, Wingate and Newport highlight how gentlemen and commoners view each other?
Writing: Students will be given information from Chapter 3 and must refer to details and examples in a text to make inferences and to explain what the text says.