Monday, December 5, 2016

Being Strong and Gentle in 'Any Small Goodness'

How will Papi and his car Valentín deal with the gang of "meso-heads" in today's chapter?

 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 "The River"  Before we begin today's reading let's briefly revisit the chapter "The River" of Any Small Goodness. ook over the assignment Any Small Goodness - The River (Ch. 5). If you were on the school board, would you try to get Ms. Cloud back? Why or why not?

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 "The River" who influences Arturo the most? What lesson does he learn from this person? Might these lessons be a part of the puzzle to ultimately determining the theme of the entire novel?  

Guided Reading of Any Small Goodness: "The Band"  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 - Band (Ch. 6), 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.) Continue working on the assignment Any Small Goodness - The Band (Ch. 6), which is due Friday, December 9

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