Monday, September 29, 2014

Identifying Nonfiction Elements in "Call of Duty"

 Essential Questions  Is it fair to ask animals to perform dangerous jobs? What does it mean to be loyal? How can animals help us heal?


Build Background: Video  Today we will continue working with narrative nonfiction as we read "Call of Duty," the inspiring true story of Marine Corporal Jose Armenta, which explores the powerful bond between military working dogs and their handlers. Before we read, we will watch the short video "Beyond the Story: Into the World of Military Working Dogs,” in order to build some background on the relationship between soldiers and military dogs.  

Vocabulary Preview  "Call of Duty," the narrative nonfiction piece we will be reading together today, is heavy on terminology that we may be unfamiliar with. It's important for us to preview these words before we read so that we can better understand the selection. Each group will be assigned one word to learn and master and then will present it's meaning and additional information to the class.  

Guided Reading and Identifying Nonfiction Elements: "Call of Duty"  A copy of the "Call of Duty" reading selection has been placed in your Language Arts folders, and you can find a link to it here as well. The assignment we will be working on as we read, Identifying Nonfiction Elements - "Call of Duty", has also been placed in your folders. 

Homework  Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a digital Reading Log entry.