Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Visiting the Library and Identifying Theme


Library Visit  Today we head to the library. Make sure you bring your books to either return or renew and your student ID card if you want to check out books. You may look for new books, read quietly, or take AR tests. Please take advantage of this opportunity and use your library time well. 

Identifying Theme Google Slideshow  Over the last few days we have spent time analyzing some of our favorites stories, books, and movies and trying to identify their themes. Today, visit your class's Google Slides link (Period 2, Period 3, Period 5), add a page, and share the title of one of your selected stories, books, or movies, as well include a theme statement and an image that can be associated with it. Take note of the sample page that I created for the short story "Eleven." Together let's create an 'Identifying Theme' Google Slideshow that demonstrates our developing understanding of what theme is. 

Homework  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.)