Thursday, March 10, 2016

'Tequila Worm' Comes to a Close

"I smiled, for now I understood that it was not an obsession with death that Mexicans had after all, but rather an acceptance of it--woven like a thick vine throughout our lives, helping us transcend death itself and compelling us to live even richer, more meaningful lives."


 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: The Tequila Worm  Today we will read the final chapter "The Plaza" (pgs. 194 -199) 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).

The Tequila Worm Accelerated Reader Quiz  You've read the book; now it's time to take the quiz. Show me that you understood the novel The Tequila Worm by logging in to Accelerated Reader and taking the Accelerated Reader quiz. The quiz will count both towards your A.R. goal and as an assessment as part of your Language Arts grade. Good luck!

The Falling Action and Resolution of The Tequila Worm  We have now finished reading The Tequila Worm, but we still haven't finished analyzing its plot. Let's review the stages of plot below, especially pertaining to falling action and resolution, and continue working on your Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm') assignment.

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 Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 4), which is due tomorrow, Friday, March 11. (3.) Continue working on your Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm'), which will be due next Friday, March 18

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