Thursday, March 5, 2015

'Tequila Worm' and More

Find out why Mama keeps a dozen frozen tamales in the freezer in today's reading of Tequila Worm

 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.  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Guided Reading: Tequila Worm  Today we read the chapter "The Frozen Tamales" (pgs. 158-169) 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)

Plotting the Key Events in Tequila Worm  We are fast approaching the climax of Tequila Worm. Let's take a moment today to revisit the key events that have been building as part of the rising action. What conflicts and barriers has our main character Sofia had to confront? How has she responded or changed as a result? Please add to your Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm').

Writing Time: 100 Word Challenge  If time permits, I would like to offer you some time to work on your 100 Word Challenge: ... then when I looked out the plane window ... (Week 24) story, which we will be publishing tomorrow. If your first draft is complete, consider setting up a peer edit/review session with a partner in class.

Scholastic Book Order  Tired of the books in the school library? Looking to buy a book just for you? Please take a look at the new Scholastic Book Order. If you see something to your liking, consider buying it. By buying books through Scholastic, not only do you find great book at great prices, but you have an opportunity to earn points for your class so we add more books to our classroom library.

You may buy books in several ways. You may bring in your order form with cash or a check made our to Scholastic Reading Club. Or you can simply order books online at Once you get there make sure you enter our class code: FMRJ4The deadline for ordering books as part of this order will be: Wednesday, March 11

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 the "Should Kids Play Football?" Finding Text Evidence Activity, which is due tomorrow, Friday, March 6. (3.) Complete your 100 Word Challenge: ... then when I looked out the plane window ... (Week 24) story, which we will publish tomorrow, Friday, March 6

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