Thursday, January 15, 2015

Narrative Nonfiction: 'Shattered Lives'

 Today's Learning Objective  Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details.

Preparing to Read 'Shattered Lives': Video and Vocabulary Preview  Today we will read a powerful story about an 11-year-old refugee of the Syrian war, the broader refugee crisis in the Middle East, and the humanitarian efforts in the region. But before we read, we will watch a video in which the author of the article "Shattered Lives," Scope Magazine's Kristin Lewis, introduces her story and provides some background about the current refugee crisis in the Middle East. 

Next, we will preview some of the key vocabulary in the story featured below. 

Guided Reading of 'Shattered Lives': Focus on Central Ideas and Details  We will now read the narrative nonfiction article "Shattered Lives" together (a copy of the article has also been placed in your Language Arts folders). As we read, our objective is to determine the central ideas of the text by focusing on the article's details. Remember, a central idea is one of the main points the author is making and is always supported with details from the text. You can find the assignment "Shattered Lives": Central Ideas and Details in your Language Arts folders. 

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a Digital Reading Log entry using the new 3rd Quarter Reading Log(2.) Complete your 100 World Challenge: '...the light was SO bright...' (Week 17) story, which we will publish tomorrow, Friday, January 16(3.) Complete your Cabrillo Advancement Program (CAP) Scholarship Essay (and the application if you're actually applying for the scholarship), which is also due tomorrow, Friday, January 16.   

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