Announcements and Reminders:
Today you will take the spelling test ALL of our commonly confused words. Practice with flashcards: https://quizlet.com/_1kmci4
For your next Book of the Month, read contemporary realistic fiction.
See your goldenrod handout for the Book of the Month Assignment.
This is a link to some examples of contemporary realistic fiction.
The book discussions will be held on October 20/21.
October Group Book Discussion Evaluation.docx
Don't forget to bring treats to share with your groups!
The term ends on October 23.http://cavemanenglish.blogspot.com/p/required-readingbook-assessments.html
Ms. Dorsey has gathered some contemporary realistic fictions books on the rolling table at the front of the room. You may want to look at them.
As you read, look for evidence for one or more themes in your book.
Zombie Haiku Contest ends on the 27th!
Book Orders are due October 28.
Targets for Today:
Getting started on ---
I can determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text. (Reading Literature Standard 2)
Getting started on ---
I can write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Also -- We will be working on the Reading Literature standards as we read The Outsiders.
Pick up your composition book.
Make sure you have signed up for your book of the month! Sign-ups are due!
1. Individual Reading -- contemporary realistic fiction -- Look for themes.
2. Spelling Test on all of your spelling words so far
3. Journal Prompt: Under "Notes and Quickwrites"
Label with "My Responsibility?" and today's date.
Write 1/2 page or more answering this question:
Does each individual have a responsibility to help those at our school or in your neighborhood who may feel like outsiders feel more included?
Take one side or the other.
You must write in complete sentences, using capitalization and punctuation.
The topic of your sentence will be . . . . .
Both subject and verb must begin with the letter. . . .
6. Continue The Outsiders.
Watch for possible THEMES. Take notes under "Reader Response."
It seems that a theme in this book could be
We can get along with people who are different from us.
or We can't get along with people who are different from us.
As we read, watch for evidence that would show which of these is one of the themes in this book.
A1 read to p. 9, minute 15:45. They have not made the chart yet.
B5 read to p. 6, top of the page. They have not made the chart yet.
B6 read to p. 10, "reminded of Will Rogers" They have begun their charts. -- through Two-Bit Matthews
B7 read to page 9, 2nd paragraph. They began their charts.
Create a chart of information about the main characters under "Reader Response."
If You Were Absent: