Friday, August 28, 2015

Analyzing Character Traits and Comparing Texts


Taking Care of Reading Business  Aloha Friday! If you need to take an A.R. quiz, put the finishing touches on a Digital Reading Log entry, or if you would simply like to read from your A.R. book or an article on Newsela, you may use this sacred time to do so. 

Analyzing Character Traits  It's not enough to just make a "claim" about a character having a certain character trait. You need to support your claim using evidence from the story. What does the character do, say, or feel that caused you to associate a particular trait with them. Locate quotes and examples directly from the text to back up and strengthen your claims and ideas. Today you will further analyze the main characters in "Eleven" and their traits using the document Character Traits in "Eleven" that can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom. This assignment will not be due until next Friday, September 4.

"Who's the New Kid" - Comparing Texts  Read the "Who's the New Kid?" by Lois Lowry below. What comparisons can you make between Lois Lowry's experience and Rachel's. What are some similarities and differences between "Who's the New Kid" and "Eleven"? Share your ideas using the document Comparing Texts - Eleven/Who's the New Kid located in your Language Arts Google Classroom. This assignment will not be due until next Friday, September 4.


 

Homework  Complete and 'turn in' the assignments Character Traits in "Eleven" and Comparing Texts - Eleven/Who's the New Kid by next Friday, September 4.