Tuesday, March 18, 2014

'Nadia the Willful' and Identifying Theme

Warm Up  Good morning!  Yesterday you were asked to analyze a favorite movie or book and try to identify its theme.  Go to Padlet and share the title and theme of your book or movie on our digital classroom wall.  

"Nadia the Willful" Open your Language of Literature textbooks to page 67. Examine the "Build Background" section and the images.  Take note of the setting of this story.  Read the "Focus Your Reading" section about what theme is in a story and how to determine it.  Today will be reading the short story "Nadia the Willful" and try to identify its theme.  We will pay special attention to the characters and their actions, speech, thoughts, and how they change, as clues to determining the story's theme.  You can find the assignment "Nadia the Willful - Characters and Theme" here.  Make a copy so we can fill it out together as we read.   

Homework  (1.) 30 minutes of silent reading at home.  Make sure to record your reading on one of the digital reading logs available.  Our weekly Google Form reading log is here and the Google Spreadsheet reading log can be found here.  (2.) Complete the "Nadia the Willful - Characters and Theme" assignment.  (Make sure it is turned in to your name folder with your Language Arts folder.)