Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"Eleven" Extension Activities

Warm Up: Character Traits Paragraph  Welcome to a new week! I hope you had a restful and wonderful Labor Day weekend. You may begin today by continuing to work on your 'Character Traits Paragraph' ('Writer's Workout #1') for the short story "Eleven." If you have already finished your a paragraph, you may silent read and/or take A.R. tests. Reminder: the 'Character Traits Paragraph' ('Writer's Workout #1') must be completed by Friday, September 5.  

"Who's the New Kid" - Comparing Texts  Read the "Who's the New Kid?" by Lois Lowry below. What comparisons can you make between Lois Lowry's experience and Rachel's. What are some similarities and differences between "Who's the New Kid" and "Eleven"? Share your ideas using the document 'Comparing Texts - Eleven/Who's the New Kid' in your Language Arts folders. You may also find a copy the document here.  

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a digital Reading Log entry. (2.) Complete 'Character Traits' paragraph ('Writer's Workout #1'). (3.) Complete 'Comparing Texts' assignment. Both assignments due this Friday, September 5.