Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Action is Rising in 'Tequila Worm'

Will Sofia leave her family to attend a new school? Read to find out.

 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.


Mini-Lesson: Plot and Rising Action  As we continue to read The Tequila Worm, we will also continue to discuss the structure of its plot. We are now beginning the Rising Action, which is the main part of the story, where the main conflict becomes clear and where the drama and tension of the story escalates. Learn more about the Rising Action and the Elements of Plot by referring to the graphic and video below. 


And now that you have a better idea what the Rising Action is and how fits into the structure of the Plot, which events and conflicts from Tequila Worm can we add to our Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm') so far?
Guided Reading: The Tequila Worm  Now we will read the chapter "The Fancy School" (pgs. 41-49) of Tequila Worm. As we read, we will stop periodically to discuss the text and work on the guiding questions within our 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 2). If any additional significant events and conflicts come up in this chapter, feel free to add them to your 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.) Complete the document 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 1), which will be due Friday, February 12 (3.) Continue working on the document 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week2), which will be due next Friday, February 19.