Friday, September 26, 2014

Central Ideas and Details in "Unbroken"

Silent Reading and AR Test Taking  Aloha Friday! Please ease into your Friday with a little silent reading. Make sure you are reading a book that you are passionate about. If not, during your free time head on over to the school library or visit my class library and find a book just right for you. 

There are a just a few short weeks left in the quarter. How are you progressing towards your AR goal? If you need to check your progress or take a test today, please do so.  

 Today's Guiding Question  What are central ideas and details and how do we find them in text? 

Central Ideas and Details in "Unbroken"  A central idea of a story or article is one of the main points the author is making. Sometimes "central idea" is called "main idea." A central idea can always be supported with details from the text. 

Today we are going to practice identifying central ideas and their supporting details from "Unbroken: A Year in the Life of a Girl with Caner." You can find a link to the reading selection here. The assignment Central Ideas and Details - "Unbroken" can be found in your Language Arts folders. This assignment will be due next Friday, October 3.    

Homework  Make sure you read for 30 minutes at least once over the weekend and make an entry on your Digital Reading Log(Remember that your reading log has been placed in your Language Arts folders. If for some reason you need to make a copy of the reading log, you can find a link to it here.) I will be grading this week's Reading Log on Monday, September 29.