Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The 100 Word Challenge and the Sound of Silence



 Today's Learning Objectives  (1.) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. (2.) 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.


Introducing a New 100 Word Challenge  This week's 100 Word Challenge is about sound, or rather, the absence of sound. Review the prompt below and then let's process together. 









The word 'deafening' means very loud. How then can silence (or lack of sound) be deafening? Check out the definitions, examples, and explanations below.
 
What does 'deafening silence' sound like or not sound like? Can you think of situations in which there is what is interpreted to be 'deafening silence'? How might the phrase 'the silence was deafening' find its way into your story? Let's brainstorm! When you are ready, you may begin writing your 100 Word Challenge: ... the silence was deafening... (Week 21), which can be found in your Language Arts folders.    

Guided Reading: Tequila Worm  Today we will begin reading the chapter "Five 'New' Dresses" (pgs. 92 - 101) of Tequila Worm. As we read, we will stop periodically to discuss the text and, if time permits, work on the guiding questions from our 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 3). We will also continue to add to our Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm').

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: ... the silence was deafening... (Week 21) story, which we will publish on Thursday, February 12(3.) Continue working on 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 3).