Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Analyzing Character Traits and Accelerated Reader Goal-Setting


 Today's Learning Objective   *Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says.


Analyzing Character Traits  It's not enough to just make a "claim" about a character having a certain character trait. You need to support your claim using evidence from the story. What does the character do, say, or feel that caused you to associate a particular trait with them. Locate quotes and examples directly from the text (which can still be found here) to back up and strengthen your claims and ideas. Today you will further analyze the main characters in "Eleven" and their traits using the document Character Traits in "Eleven" that can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom. This assignment is due this Friday, September 2


Accelerated Reader Goal-Setting  Once you know what your reading level is, you will have a better idea of what level books you should be reading and what an appropriate reading goal would be for you for the quarter. I will be meeting with each of you today to discuss your reading level, "just right" books levels, and to decide on your A.R. goal. We will use a chart like the one below to help us in the process. 

You will then record your personalized reading data and A.R. goal on document Reading Data and Goal-Setting Chart located in your Language Arts Google Classroom. I've placed in your Language Arts folders. If I don't have time meet with you today, we will make time tomorrow. 

Homework  (1.) Continue to work on your Character Traits in "Eleven" assignment, which is due this Friday, September 2 (2.) Read your Newsela 'Pokemon Go' article carefully, answer the 4 questions, and write a summary paragraph about what you read. This assignment must be completed by this Friday, September 2