Monday, May 16, 2016

Flocabulary Vocabulary and Non-Fiction Paired Texts

How does incarceration affect families? Find out today in a set of paired texts featured in Scope Magazine.

Flocabulary Vocabulary  Happy Monday and welcome to Unit 5 of Flocabulary's vocabulary program! This week's lesson "Big Up Yourself" is all about boosting your confidence, and along with it a new set of words to interact with, learn, and hopefully begin to incorporate into our own vocabulary. This week's words are: 

dense / deplete / eclipse / eerie / effect / esteem / excel / futile / hazardous / influence / monotonous / prominent / quest / solar / unique

After watching and interacting with the video and song a couple of times, study the words and their meanings with the document Vocabulary - Unit 5 (Big Up Yourself), which can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom.

Non-Fiction Paired Texts: 'My Dad Is in Prison'  What is it like to have an incarcerated parent? Explore this question through two texts form Scope Magazine: a heartfelt personal essay and an interview, which you can find here. We will also be watching a video that sheds light on the experience of children whose parents are incarcerated. As we examine these three sources we will be working to integrate knowledge and ideas by using a graphic organizer to synthesize information. You can find the document Integrating Knowledge and Ideas ("My Dad Is in Prison") in your Language Arts Google Classroom

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 Digital Portfolio. (3.) Continue working on the document Integrating Knowledge and Ideas ("My Dad Is in Prison"), which will also be due Friday, May 20

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