Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Fiction and the 'Future'


Scope Magazine Fiction Story: "Dear Future"   Today we are going to continue to explore short fiction and characters by beginning to read a story from Scope Magazine entitled "Dear Future." Following in the footsteps of Sandra Cisneros's "Eleven" and Lois Lowry's "Who's the New Kid?," "Dear Future" is another piece of literature about identity and growing up. As we read, we will pay special focus to making inferences and analyzing characters. You can find a link to the story "Dear Future" here, as well as in your Language Arts Google Classroom. Additionally, two "Dear Future" activities (Making Inferences and Analyzing Character) can be located in your Language Arts Google Classroom. We will spend the next several class periods working through this story (and its accompanying 'paired text') together.   

Homework  (1.) Complete the assignments Making Inferences ("Dear Future") and Analyzing Character ("Dear Future") by this Friday, September 11. (2.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least two entries by the end of the week.)