Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Loving and Helping Each Other in 'Any Small Goodness'

What is the significance of the words "Love each other. Help Each other"? Find out in today's chapter "Piano Lessons" of Any Small Goodness.

Reflecting on "The Coach"  Before we begin today's reading let's briefly revisit the third chapter of Any Small Goodness, "The Coach." Look over the assignment Any Small Goodness - The Coach (Ch. 3). What does Papi mean when he says, “When no eyes are upon him, that is a person’s true test”? Discuss with your partner and be prepared to share your ideas with the whole class.

Now let's take another look at the document Any Small Goodness - Prepare to Read and Character Map. Who is the character from the chapter "The Coach" who influences Arturo the most? What lesson does he learn from this person? Might this lesson be a part of the puzzle to ultimately determining the theme of the entire novel?  

Guided Reading of Any Small Goodness: "Piano Lessons"  Today we will continue our reading of Any Small Goodness by reading the fourth chapter "Piano Lessons" together. As we read we will stop periodically to discuss and analyze the text. You will also be using the document Any Small Goodness - Piano Lessons (Ch. 2), which is located in your Language Arts Google Classroom, to reflect on and respond to this chapter. 

Homework  (1.) Complete the assignment Any Small Goodness - Piano Lessons (Ch. 4), which is due next Friday, October 9. (2.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: ... As the flashing lights came toward me ... story, which we will publish on tomorrow, Thursday, October 1. (3.) 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 by the end of the day tomorrow.) (4.) Tomorrow is the last day of the school week, which means that there are a couple of assignments that must be completed and 'turned in' by the start of class, including: Any Small Goodness - Corn Fungus (Ch. 2) and Any Small Goodness - The Coach (Ch.3).