Thursday, November 17, 2016

Newsela Article and Sacred Reading

Today's Newsela article is about the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez.

Appropriate Behavior with the Substitute  I'm sorry I couldn't be with you today. I fully expect you to be on your very best behavior with your substitute today. Please stay in your seats, stay focused on the work outlined here on the Blog, and, most importantly, treat your substitute with decency and respect. Remember, I can monitor your computer use from home and expect to see that you focused on your assignments and not goofing around.If you don't have a working Chromebook today, partner up with someone at your table and work with them. I expect to receive a positive report form the substitute upon my return. Students that choose to not to be their best selves today may receive serious consequences upon my return. Have a great day!

Newsela Article: 'Activist and Labor Organizer: Cesar Chavez'  Today you have an opportunity to read a Newsela nonfiction article about one of our country's greatest heroes: Cesar Chavez. You can access the article here or find a link to it in your Language Arts Google Classroom. After visiting Newsela and logging in, please set the article to a reading level of 810L (5th grade level). Read the article about Cesar Chavez carefully. Next, take the 4 question quiz. Finally, write a short paragraph explaining the central (main) idea of the article, while using details and evidence from the text to support your claim.

Sacred Reading Time  If you finish your Newsela article early, I would like to offer you some class time today to simply read and commune with your AR books. Enjoy this sacred reading time!

Homework  (1.) Read for at least 30 minutes at home each school night. (2.) Complete the assignment Any Small Goodness - American Names (Ch.1)The Circuit - Literary Devices, and The Circuit - Visualizing, all of which are due tomorrow, Friday, November 18.