Wednesday, February 17, 2016

'Tequila Worm' and "The Drive-in"

Do you have memories of seeing a movie at the drive-in?



 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 Episode 5, “Little by Little,” Mojo and Katie embark on their greatest challenge yet - but still face a setback. What does it feel like when something is too challenging? Is it wrong that we feel this way? What kind of attitude should we take on when facing a challenge, and why is that important? When taking on a challenge, it's okay to ask for help or to take a break to reflect, like Mojo did! Does this mean we aren't growing our brain anymore?


Guided Reading: Tequila Worm  Today we read the chapter "The Drive-In" (pgs. 72-79) 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). 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 your 100 Word Challenge: '... the door opened and there it was ...', which we will publish on Friday, February 19. (3.) Complete the document 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week2), which will be due Friday, February 19.