Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Using Text Evidence and Library Visit

Maybe you will find yours in the Library today.

Using Text Evidence  When you write about something you have read, you need to use text evidence—that is, details from the text—to support the points you are making. You can use text evidence in the form of a direct quotation (the author’s exact words) or a paraphrase (a restatement of what the author wrote). You also need to explain WHY that text evidence is relevant.

To learn more about how to use text evidence check out the document How To Use Text Evidence, which you can also find in your Language Arts Google Classroom.

Next, let's practice using text evidence the document Using Text Evidence Practice Activity, also in your Language Arts Google Classroom . You will be tasked with making a specific claim about the risks or benefits of kids playing football, using text evidence to support your claim, citing your source, and explaining the significance of your text evidence.

Library Visit  Today we head to the library. Make sure you bring your books to either return or renew and your student ID card if you want to check out books. You may look for new books, read quietly, or take AR tests. Please take advantage of this opportunity and use your library time well. 

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 Using Text Evidence Practice Activity, which is due Friday, April 8. (3.) Complete the Write an Argument Essay: The Hook and Issue Summary (Steps 5 & 6) document, which is now due Thursday, April 7