Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Theme and "Tuesday of the Other June"

Guided Reading and Analyzing Elements of Fiction: "Tuesday of the Other June" (Continued) Today you will continue taking notes on the elements of fiction featured in "Tuesday of the Other June" as I lead you through a guided reading of the story. Remember to use the document 'Writer's Workout #2' in your Language Arts folders.

Reminder: You can find a copy of the "Tuesday of the Other June" reading selection in your folders, as well as a link hereYou can also find a copy of the reading selection on pgs. 80-88 of your Language of Literature textbook.  

Mini-Lesson: Theme  One of the elements of fiction that may not be very clear to you is theme. What is the theme of the story? Watch the video below to learn more.  

Now that you have a better understanding of what theme is, can you determine the theme of "Tuesday of the Other June"? Work with your group to come up with and discuss some possible themes for the story. Be ready to share out with the class.  

Video of the Day  In light of the issues presented in "Tuesday of the Other June," regarding bullying, please take a moment to watch the video "Stand Up," which was featured in the documentary Bully

Homework  (1.) Complete the 'Elements of Fiction' section of the assignment 'Writer's Workout #2'. (2.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a digital Reading Log entry.