Monday, March 23, 2015

An Adventurous 100 Word Challenge and Analyzing What the Text Says

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is on his 'Ultimate Adventure.' What's yours?

 Today's Learning Objectives  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.  

Silent Reading and Accelerated Reader Test-Taking  Today is the last day to earn points to apply toward your 3rd Quarter reading goal. If you need to take an Accelerated Reader test, please do so now. Otherwise, you may use this time to silent read. 

An Adventurous 100 Word Challenge  This week's 100 Word Challenge is inspired by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the world’s greatest living explorer and adventurer, who is taking part in the world’s most extreme foot race – the Marathon des Sables this April. He will be attempting to run 156 miles (251km) over just 6 days in the blistering heat of the Moroccan Sahara Desert aiming to raise £2.5 million for Marie Curie to help people living with terminal illnesses and their families. To learn more about Fiennes's challenge visit the site here and watch the video below. 

Ranulph Fiennes is on his 'Ultimate Adventure.' What's yours? 

What amazing adventure are your going to take your readers on? You may begin to develop your story using the assignment 100 Word Challenge: My Ultimate Adventure (Week 27)

Analyzing the Text of Tequila Worm: Say, Mean, Matter Today you will continue to use the 'Say, Mean, Matter' strategy to further examine what the text from Tequila Worm says, and explain what it means and why it matters. You can find still the assignment Say, Mean, Matter ('Tequila Worm') in your Language Arts folders.

Remember your task is to select five different quotes or excerpts from Tequila Worm that say something significant about Sofia and her development as a character. Choose one from the exposition, two from the rising action, one from the climax, and one from the rising action/resolution. You may choose your text excerpts from any of the class periods' shared documents of Sofia and What the Text Says ('Tequila Worm') (Period 2Period 3Period 5). 

Refer to the teacher example below for support on introducing quote, explaining its meaning, and analyzing why it matters. 

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: My Ultimate Adventure (Week 27) story. (3.) Complete the assignment Say, Mean, Matter ('Tequila Worm'), which is due on Friday, March 27