Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Central Ideas and Details in 'Why Are Your Clothes So Cheap?'

 Today's Learning Objective  Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details.


'Why Are Your Clothes So Cheap?': Focus on Central Ideas and Details  Today we are going to continue examining the narrative nonfiction article "Why Are Your Clothes So Cheap?" together, as we work to dertermine the central ideas of the text by focusing on the article's details. Remember, a central idea is one of the main points the author is making and is always supported with details from the text. You can find the assignment Central Ideas and Details ("Why Are Your Clothes So Cheap?") in your Google Classroom.

Scholastic Book Order  Tired of the books in the school library? Looking to buy a book just for you? I will be distributing a Scholastic Book Order catalogues today. Look through it. If you see something to your liking, consider buying it. By buying books through Scholastic, not only do you find great book at great prices, but you have an opportunity to earn points for your class so we add more books to our classroom library. 

You may buy books in several ways. You may bring in your order form with cash or a check made our to Scholastic Reading Club. Or you can simply order books online at Once you get there make sure you enter our class code: FMRJ4

The deadline for ordering books for this order will be: Friday, November 6

Homework  (1.) Continue working on the documents Identifying Nonfiction Elements ("Why Are Your Clothes So Cheap?") and Central Ideas and Details ("Why Are Your Clothes So Cheap?"), both of which will be due on Friday, November 6. (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 day Friday.)  

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