Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Finding Evidence for "Should Kids Play Football?"

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

Warm Up: "Should Kids Play Football?" Quiz  Yesterday, we read the Scope Magazine article "Should Kids Play Football?". Now I would like to begin today by having you take a short quiz based on the article so I can gauge your initial understanding of the article's content and key learning objectives. You can find the quiz here and you may refer back to the article during the quiz. 

'Finding Text Evidence' Activity  As we prepare to write our own argument essays on the topic of whether kids should play football or not, it's important that we continue to practice finding and using text evidence. We will continue to closely read the article "Should Kids Play Football?", while using the document "Should Kids Play Football?" Finding Text Evidence Activity. The activity will encourage you to find pieces of text evidence that support various statements, as well as ask you to support your own statement with text evidence. Consider this training and practice for the argument essay writing to come. 

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 the "Should Kids Play Football?" Finding Text Evidence Activity(3.) 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(4.) Book Orders are due Wednesday, March 11. Don't forget that you can order from Scholastic using the online code: FMRJ4

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