Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Climax and 'The Tequila Worm'

"When we left his side late that night, I reached down, took Papa's beautiful brown and white boots, 
and hugged them. I wanted to die. But Mama smiled and then wove her warm arms 
around Lucy and me and held us for a long time, like a tree giving life to her fruit." 


 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 finish the chapter "The Tequila Worm" (pgs. 182 -194) 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 Climax of The Tequila Worm  Throughout our reading of  The Tequila Worm we have been examining the plot, the series of events, of the story, as well as how the main character Sofia has responded and changed as the story progressed. Today the story reached it's pinnacle moment, known as the climax. Take a moment to review the stages of plot below, with a special focus on what the climax of a story is. 

How were the events of today's chapter a turning point in the story? The emotional high point? In what ways has Sofia, our main character, changed? Record your ideas on the 'Climax or High Point' section of 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.) Continue working on your 'The Tequila Worm' Reading Guide (Week 4), which will be due Friday, March 11.