Targets for Today:
I will participate appropriately in class
(Utah State Core Speaking and Listening, Standard 1)
I will understand better how to use the media center!
I will understand what a plot is, and be able to explain at
least two parts of a plot.
(Utah State Core Reading Literature, Standard 3)
Monday Early-Out Day Schedule
|A1/ B5||8:15-9:25||A1/ B5||8:15-9:25||70 minutes|
|Lunch||10:45-11:15||A3/ B7||10:50-12:00||70 minutes|
|A3/ B7||11:20-12:30||Lunch||12:00-12:30||30 minutes|
|A4 /B8||12:35-1:45||A4/ B8||12:35-1:45||70 minutes|
1. Finish the short story "Seventh Grade."
2. Composition Book Set-Up See Composition Book Set-Up
[A1 -- Pass back Plot Maps. Keep them in your composition book.]
3. Copy the basic plot map into your composition book on page 93.
4. Media Center Orientation -- Remember
Check out up to 3 books for 2 weeks with 1 dime a day fine for overdue books.
[ "Fieldtrip" emergency evacuation practice for A1.
If there is an emergency evacuation, all students
join their A1 teacher on the playing fields.]
and may give us other background that will help us understand the story.
The conflict is the problem faced by the main character or characters in the story.
The inciting incident is something that happens that triggers the problem/conflict -- gets things going in the story.
Don't forget your spelling words!
If You Were Absent:
Continue to study the spelling words its/it's and to/too/two. Your job is to know which is which, and to get into the habit of checking your own work for possible errors.
Study the plot map above. Identify the parts of the plot map as you find them in the short story "Seventh Grade" -- just as far into the story as your class read.
Here is the story we read: : http://www.cforks.org/Downloads/7.pdf
A1 did not do anymore on this.
B5 read through the end of the story. Began copying plot map.
B6 read through end of story. Began copying plot map.
B7 read through end of story. Did not copy plot map.
See this post or the handout in the classroom for setting up your composition book: