Monday, March 7, 2016

'Frozen Tamales' and Open House Showcase


Find out why Mama keeps a dozen frozen tamales in the freezer in today's reading of Tequila Worm

 Today's Learning Objective  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. 


Guided Reading: Tequila Worm  Today we read the chapter "The Frozen Tamales" (pgs. 158-169) of Tequila Worm. As we read, we will stop periodically to discuss the text and, if time permits, work on the guiding questions from our 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 4)

Plotting the Key Events in Tequila Worm  We are fast approaching the climax of Tequila Worm. Let's take a moment today to revisit the key events that have been building as part of the rising action. What conflicts and barriers has our main character Sofia had to confront? How has she responded or changed as a result? Please add to your Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm').

Open House Showcase  As many of you know this Thursday is Open House. It's an opportunity for your families to visit your classrooms, meet your teachers, and to showcase all that you're learning this year. My hope is to have on display at least one digital assignment from each student for this special evening. Reflect back on the work you are most proud of from the school year and then use the Google Form below to share your preference for which assignment(s) get showcased for Open House.


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 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 4), which will be due Friday, March 11.