Monday, November 21, 2016

Standing Tall in 'Any Small Goodness'

What lesson will we learn from Coach Tree in today's reading of Any SmalGoodness?




















 Today's Focus Question    How can we determine the theme or a central idea of a text through an examination of a story's characters?

Reflecting on "Corn Fungus"  Before we begin today's reading let's briefly revisit the second chapter of Any Small Goodness, "Corn Fungus." Look over the assignment Any Small Goodness - Corn Fungus (Ch. 2). What does Papi mean when he says, “When no eyes are upon him, that is a person’s true test”? Discuss with your partner and be prepared to share your ideas with the whole class.

Now let's take another look at the document Any Small Goodness - Prepare to Read and Character Map. Who is the character from the chapter "Corn Fungus" who influences Arturo the most? What lesson does he learn from this person? Might this lesson be a part of the puzzle to ultimately determining the theme of the entire novel?  

Guided Reading of Any Small Goodness: "The Coach"  Today we will continue our reading of Any Small Goodness by reading the third chapter "The Coach" together. As we read we will stop periodically to discuss and analyze the text. You will also be using the document Any Small Goodness - The Coach (Ch. 3), which is located in your Language Arts Google Classroomto reflect on and respond to this chapter. 

Homework  (1.) Read for at least 30 minutes at home each school night. (2.) 
Complete the assignment Any Small Goodness - Corn Fungus (Ch.2), which will be due tomorrow, Tuesday, November 22. (3.) Continue working on the assignment Any Small Goodness - The Coach (Ch. 3), which will be due on Friday, December 2