Monday, March 9, 2015

'The Tequila Worm' and Argument Writing

Creating the nacimiento is a "gift of sacredness," says Abuelita. Find out how in today's reading from The 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. Identify textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasoning and relevant evidence.   

Guided Reading: Tequila Worm  Today we read the chapter "The Christmas Nacimiento" (pgs. 170 -181) 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').

Write an Argument Essay: Decide What You Think  Last week we read the article "Should Kids Play Football?" and identified evidence for each side of the debate. Today we will reexamine evidence from both the 'Yes' and 'No' sides, as well as
consider our own beliefs, in order to decide what we think and take a stand on the issue. You will write your opinion in the space provided within the document Should Kids Play Football? - Identifying Evidence from Both Sides
 State. This written statement can ultimately become the thesis statement for your argument essay, which we will begin writing this week. 

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 activity Should Kids Play Football? - Identifying Evidence from Both Sides State(3.) Continue working on your  'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 4). and Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm'). (4.) Book Orders are due Wednesday, March 11. Don't forget that you can order from Scholastic using the online code: FMRJ4