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This Week: The Princess Who Became a King

posted Jan 12, 2021, 4:50 AM by Jason Brunken
Sorry for the late post this week. I'm sorry so many students had to be absent because of exams and graduation trips this week. I will post the reading comprehension practice we are doing on Thursday when I have it ready.

We continue our look into into ancient world history this week as we read The Princess Who Became a King. This selection is about one of the only women to become Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut had an interesting life. She grew up daughter of a great Pharaoh, married her brother when she was just 15, managed to out-compete other men to take over the throne when her brother/husband died, and became a successful and great Pharaoh in her own right. Her story is amazing and historically remarkable. I hope the kids enjoy reading about her.

To learn more about Ancient Egypt and its place in the context of world history, watch the Crash Course World History video to the right.

As usual we will be working on vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and writing this week. This week's writing lesson will be preparation for an expository essay the kids will be writing at the end of the month. We will work on setting crafting and review story structure. Please remind your child to study. Below are the vocabulary and spelling words for this week as well as some grammar practice. I also put the vocabulary slideshow below to help review.

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