Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Reading 'The Tequila Worm'

Discover your 'happy place' and READ.

 Today's Learning Objective  Describe how a particular story’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

Guided Reading: The Tequila Worm  Today we will read the first two chapters of Tequila Worm together: "The Storyteller's Bag" and "The Candy Bite." As we read, we will stop periodically to discuss the text and to provide you and your teammates the time to work on the guiding questions within your 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 1).

Introduction to Plot and Exposition  As many of you know the plot is the series of events in a story and usually centers around a central conflict--a problem faced by the main character. The plot begins with the exposition, which establishes the setting, introduces the characters, and gives the reader important background information. Watch the video below to familiarize yourself with the basic elements of plot. Then, start to think about what we already know about the plot and exposition of Tequila Worm by beginning to work on the document Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm'), which can be found 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 3rd Quarter Reading Log(2.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: Picture Challenge (Week 19) story, which we will publish on Friday, January 30(3.) Continue working on your  'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 1).