Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Heroric Writing and 'Tequila Worm' Reading


Heroes come in many forms. There are fictional super heroes, heroes from history, heroes in our community, heroes in our family. We ourselves may be someone's hero. What hero story will you tell today?



  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. 


100 Word Challenge: Heroic Writing  This week's 100 Word Challenge tasks you with writing about Super Heroes. The challenge is inspired by a heroic kid named Lucas who is battling a chronic condition called developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Read about his story below as well as at his website Spica Warrior
 
Lucas has become a heroic inspiration to many.

Your task this week is to write about a Super Hero of your choice. Heroes come in many forms. There are fictional super heroes, heroes from history, heroes in our community, heroes in our family. We ourselves may be someone's hero. What hero story will you tell today? Read more about this week challenge below and then head on over to your Google Classroom and find the document 100 Word Challenge: Super Hero Story and get started. 

Guided Reading: Tequila Worm  Today we read the chapter "Another Mundo" (pgs. 125-135) 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 3). 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 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 3), which will be due Friday, March 4. (3.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: Super Hero Story, which we will publish on Friday, March 4