Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Standing Tall in 'Any Small Goodness'

What lesson will we learn from Coach Tree in today's reading of Any Small Goodness?

Grammar Warm-Up: Identifying and Fixing Run-On Sentences  Yesterday you learned what a run-on sentence is. Today see if you can identify and fix them. First practice identifying run-on sentences while earning points by playing the online game here. Next, try fixing run-on sentences while exploring the site here.

Reflecting on "Corn Fungus"  Before we begin today's reading let's briefly revisit the second chapter of Any Small Goodness, "Corn Fungus." Look over the assignment Any Small Goodness - Corn Fungus (Ch. 2). 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 "Corn Fungus" 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: "The Coach"  Today we will continue our reading of Any Small Goodness by reading the third chapter "The Coach" together. As we read we will stop periodically to discuss and analyze the text. You will also be using the document Any Small Goodness - The Coach (Ch. 3), which is located in your Language Arts Google Classroom, to reflect on and respond to this chapter. 

Scholastic Book Orders Due Wednesday  Don't forget that if you wan to be included as part of our first Scholastic Book Order you must have your order turned in by tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30You may bring in your order form with cash or a check made out to Scholastic Reading Club. Or you can simply order books online at scholastic.com/readingclub. Once you get there make sure you enter our class code: FMRJ4

Homework  (1.) Complete the assignment Any Small Goodness - The Coach (Ch. 3), which is due Thursday, October 1. (2.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: ... As the flashing lights came toward me ... story, which we will publish on 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 week.)

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