Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Introdcution to Plot and 'Tequila Worm' Guided Reading

 Today's Learning Objectives  * 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.

Video of the Day  In today's episode “The World of Neurons,” Mojo and Katie learn that challenging things help their brains grow stronger. Can you think of an example where you made some new connections in your brain. What were you doing?

Introduction to Plot and Exposition  As many of you know the plot is the series of events in a story and usually centers around a central conflict--a problem faced by the main character. The plot begins with the exposition, which establishes the setting, introduces the characters, and gives the reader important background information. Watch the video below to familiarize yourself with the basic elements of plot. Then, start to think about what we already know about the plot and exposition of Tequila Worm by beginning to work on the document Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm'), which can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom. 


Guided Reading: The Tequila Worm  Today we will read the chapter "Holy Host" of Tequila Worm together. As we read, we will continue to stop periodically to discuss the text and work on the guiding questions within your 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 1). We will also continue to add to our Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm')

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 the document 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 1), which will be due Friday, February 12.

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