Thursday, March 19, 2015

Analyzing the Text: Say, Mean, Matter

 Today's Learning Objectives  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. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.  

Analyzing the Text of Tequila Worm: Say, Mean, Matter  Earlier this week you identified excerpts, quotes, and passages from the text of Tequila Worm that you were significant because they reveal something important about the character of Sofia. Today you will use the 'Say, Mean, Matter' strategy to further examine what the text says, and explain what it means and why it matters. You can find the assignment Say, Mean, Matter ('Tequila Worm') in your Language Arts folders. A teacher example has been provided to help you understand what I expect.   

Your first task today is to select five different quotes or excerpts from Tequila Worm that say something significant about Sofia and her development as a character. You will 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 3, Period 5). Some sentence starters have been provided below to help you introduce your excerpt.   


Next, it's time to analyze what the text means. What was the author or character trying to say. You may need to infer. Some sentence starters have been provided below to help you explain your interpretation of the meaning of the text.    

Finally, your task is to explain what the quote or passage matters. What is the significance of the text you included? How does the selected text better help us understand Sofia as character, her development, and some of the themes of the book? Refer to the sentence starters below to help you get started. 

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.) Complete your 100 Word Challenge: ... as they turned the corner ... (Week 26) story, which we will publish tomorrow, Friday, March 20