Thursday, November 8, 2012

November 9/12 Friday/Monday

iRead:  Do your individual reading and fill out your reading log.  You should be reading your fantasy or science fiction book for this class. 
 If you are absent, pick up one of the make-up reading sheets from the back of the room, or open this document:
English Make-Up Reading.doc

Today we will be learning about and practicing summarizing.


Your heading in your composition book should be “iWrite: SWBS Summary 11/9 or 11/12.”

For today’s iWrite I want you to first listen as I read Green Eggs and Ham or link to Rachael Ray’s reading of the book.

While I read it, in your composition books write:





While I’m reading, use these starters to capture the main idea of the text. When I’m done I’ll give you a few minutes to connect the ideas into a summary paragraph.

 If you are absent,  complete this assignment on paper that you can tape into your composition book.

SWBS (Somebody Wants But So) Summary

Example: The 3 Little Pigs

Somebody - The three little pigs

Want - to build their own houses
But - the wolf wants to eat them so blows down the first 2 houses
So - they escape to the brick house and the wolf falls down the chimney.

For the homework
Summary for the first part of The Giver, by Lois Lowry
If you are absent, print this and use one section:
The Giver Summary 1(1).pdf

Make sure your summary answers these questions:

What book is the summary from? Who is the author?

Who is in the story?

Where/when does the story take place?

What are the most important parts of the story so far?
*Remember that summaries don’t express your opinion.

 If you are absent,  complete this assignment on paper that you can tape into your composition book.

iLearn:  The Giver  by Lois Lowry
If you are absent, come in during Cave Time or after school to catch up on the reading, or see Ms. Bills or Ms. Dorsey to check out one of the paperback books we have available for that purpose -- or you could find a copy at a library or bookstore.
This is how far we were as of November 8:

In-Class Reading of The Giver
Date:   November 8     
p. 20
p. 31
p. 25
p. 25
p. 40
Date:   November 10
p. 28
p. 35
p. 31
p. 36
p. 40




1. You should be reading your fantasy or science fiction book.
As you do,
  •      watch for your favorite scene, 
  •      notice the characters, and think about what colors, shapes, or objects would symbolize them,
  •      determine the setting and think about how you could represent that with simple symbolic   representations,  and
  •     notice where you, as the reader, are in relation to the story as you read.  Are you watching the action as if you were watching a movie?  Do you become one of the characters?  Are you standing beside or behind the characters or looking down from above?  Is there another way that you view the scenes?
2.  If you didn't finish your work in the computer lab yesterday, finish it at home.
      Your MyAccess login is your Skyward username and your student number.
       Edmodo is most often lastnamefirstname and student number.


Basic 8, Book #3

 Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

Defining Fantasy and Science Fiction

Books Not Allowed for the Outside Reading Assignment

Extra Credit:  See Ms. Dorsey to pass off any of these.

Extra Credit Poems

Extra Credit: Nothing in Heaven Functions As It Ought