Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A 100 Word Challenge & Cleaning Beans in 'Tequila Worm'

"Beauty Inside, Beauty Outside (Aunt Ida Cleaning Pinto Beans)" by LeeNora Parlor


 Today's Learning Objectives  * Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. * Describe how a particular story’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution. * Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.


Narrative Writing: A New 100 Word Challenge This week's 100 Word Challenge involves something mysterious beyond an opened door? You can find the document 100 Word Challenge: '... the door opened and there it was ...' in your Language Arts Google Classroom. Details and guided questions about this week's prompt and challenge can be found below.


What's on the other side or your door?
Note: This week we will be using our 100 Word Challenge Writing Rubric (featured below) to assess your writing


Guided Reading: Tequila Worm  Today we read the chapter "Cleaning Beans" (pgs. 61-71) of Tequila Worm. As we read, we will stop periodically to discuss the text and, if time permits, work on the guiding questions and 'Preparing the Learner Activities" within our 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 2).

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.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: '... the door opened and there it was ...', which we will publish on Friday, February 19. (3.) Continue working on the document 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week2), which will be due Friday, February 19.