Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Debating Youth Football and Reading 'Tequila Worm'








 Today's Learning Objectives  Identify textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says. 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. 


Should Kids Play Football?: Exploring Both Sides of the Debate
  Football is the most popular sport in America—but is it too dangerous to play? Today we will read arguments on both sides of the debate and take a stand. In the coming days, after we have explored the debate and the issues involved thoroughly, we will develop our own position, gather supporting evidence, and craft an argument essay. 

Today our focus is on reading the article from Scope Magazine "Should Kids Play Football?" and identifying evidence from the article that supports each side of the debate. As we read, we will stop periodically to identify evidence using the document Should Kids Play Football? - Identifying Evidence from Both Sides, which can be found in your Language Arts folder.  


Guided Reading: Tequila Worm  Today we read the chapter "The Panty-Hose Baby" (pgs. 148-157) 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 4). 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 Should Kids Play Football? - Identifying Evidence from Both Sides  (3.) Continue working on the assignment 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 4)(4.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: ... then when I looked out the plane window ... (Week 24) story, which we will publish on Friday, March 6. (5.) Book Orders are due Tuesday, March 10. Don't forget that you can order from Scholastic using the online code: FMRJ4