Announcements and Reminders for January 3/4, 2018:
Happy New Year!
No Cave Time this week.
Find your seat and pick up your composition book.
On this day (January 4), 122 years ago, in 1896, Utah became the 45th state in the United States of America.
Targets for Today:
I know the difference between nonfiction and fiction.
I can take helpful notes while listening to nonfiction pieces.
I can determine an author's tone (attitude toward what he or she is writing).
I can determine central idea.
If You Were Absent:
Things for you to do:
1. Ask me right away for a set of hall pass requests.
2. Write the half-page response to the prompt. You could argue whether the quote is right or wrong. You could give examples, state an opinion or observation, tell a brief story, write a poem, or respond in another way to the quote.
3. At home, listen to the podcast from NPR, taking Cornell Notes on it, and writing a central idea for it at the bottom of the page provided. My Cornell Notes.docx
4. If you have not already selected a historical fiction book for your January book project, look through these suggested titles.
See the information about Historical Fiction, then scroll down to see the book titles. Historical Fiction
Fiction: literature in the form of prose, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people. (Although we now have authors who write fiction in poetic form, such as in the books Out of the Dust and Witness.) -- Google Definition, adapted
Nonfiction: prose writing that is based on facts, real events, and real people, such as biography or history. (Some nonfiction is written now in the form of poetry.) -- Google Definition, adapted
Historical Fiction: a story is made up but is set in the past and borrows true characteristics of the time period in which it is set -- from http://www.yourdictionary.com/historical-fiction
Tone: is an attitude of a writer toward a subject or an audience. The tone can be formal, informal, serious, comic, sarcastic, sad, or cheerful, or it may be any other existing attitude. from https://literarydevices.net/tone/
Central Idea: The topic plus what the author is saying about the topic in non-fiction. -- Mr. Gillis