Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Nonfiction 'Paired Texts' Assessment and Sacred Reading


Assessment: 'Paired Texts' Quiz  Today you have the opportunity to demonstrate what you know about the central ideas, details, and text evidence of the nonfiction paired texts "Playing with Pain" and "Travel Team Heartbreak" by taking an online quiz, which can be found here. You are encouraged to refer back to the texts of the related article and essay at any point during the quiz (a link is here). I will read each question and answer set aloud to you and then provide you with the time you need to complete your assessment. After you have submitted your quiz, you may move on to the activity featured below. 

Sacred Reading Time  If time permits today, I want to offer you some uninterrupted class time to simply read and commune with your books. Some of you will invited to read outside, others in a cozy corner of the room, while most of you will hopefully become enraptured by the words on your pages right at your desks. Enjoy this time! 

Homework  (1.) 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 one entry by the end of the day Friday.)  (2.) Remember to complete the assignments Central Ideas and Details (Paired Texts) and Text Evidence (Paired Texts), both of which will be due Friday, January 29.