Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Is Your Phone Frying Your Brain?

























 Today's Learning Objectives  Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details* Summarize the key supporting details and ideas. * Analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone. 

Video of the Day Dreams come true though a combination of determination, hard work, and the love and support of family. This could not be more true than for the Garcia family. As you know, two of my former students here at Lakeview, Edgar and Cesar, are currently enrolled in Ivy League Universities, Brown and Yale respectively. Their parents, Patricia and Juan Garcia, were recently honored as Parents of the year by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Watch their story and know that your dream for the future is possible. 



Nonfiction Reading: "Your Phone Could Ruin Your Life" Today we will the informational article "Your Phone Could Ruin Your Life" form Scope Magazine, which explores how smartphones are negatively affecting our lives—and presents ideas for what you can do about it. As we read together, you will be responsible for identifying and analyzing various elements of the text using the document Identifying Nonfiction Elements - "Your Phone Could Ruin Your Life," which can be found in your Language Arts folders. 

Homework (1.) Read, Read, Read! Due to testing, you are not required to keep a reading log, but you are required to be reading regularly and making progress towards your Accelerated Reading goal. (2.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: Picture Challenge (Week 28), which we will publishing on Friday, April 17. (3.) Continue working on the assignment Identifying Nonfiction Elements - "Your Phone Could Ruin Your Life"