Friday, January 11, 2013

January 11/14, 2013 -- Friday/Monday

 Reminders and Announcements: 
Last classes of Semester 1, Term 2!
We begin a whole new semester on Tuesday. 
Don't forget to print off and bring your new schedule on Tuesday.  

If you had an agreement with Ms. Dorsey to still hand in anything for Term 2, it should have been handed in by Friday!!!! 
Anyone who has not presented his or her symbolic story representation, needed to come either to cave time or after school on Friday. 

1)  iRead:  Individual Reading (any reading material you choose), Fill out Reading Log, Check Reading Logs.  Hand in Reading Logs

Peer Check:  After the last date marked in the left margin (with a line drawn), how many entries are there? 

On the top left of the page, write ____/8, recording how many entries you've counted.  Add your initials.  
2)  iWrite:  January 11/14   Bullies 
In your composition books, respond to this prompt: 
If you were facing a bully, would you

  • run the other way?
  • get help from your family and friends?
  • face your opponent and fight?
  • try to use logic and reasoning to reach an agreement?
  • use a strategy other than the ones listed above? (What would it be?)
For your topic sentence, write something like, 
"If I were threatened by a bully, I would. . . ."
or  "When I have had to deal with bullies, I have (tell about what you've done)."  
Your details could include times you or people you've known have had to deal with bullies, and/or what you've been taught about dealing with bullies.  
3)  i-Write-Right:  Make corrections on the half-page handout, check it with your class, then turn it in.  

     Conflict is what gives any story its energy  When you can't wait to find out what happens next, and you care about who wins in a story, youre reacting to conflict.  As the first two paragraphs of "Rikki-tikki-tavi" tell us this is a story about a "great war" that is fought by a brave little mongoose.  Does this bold little creature's conflict with a deadly enemy keep you turning those pages. 

4)  iRead and Learn: Read along with and listen to the short story, "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi." 
Page 4 in Elements of Literature
 40 minutes   (Notice that we use quotation marks around the title of a short story.)  
In case you are absent, here is the full text of the story:  or find an illustrated text here

  1. first making a list of what happens in the story, 
  2. then filling out the plot map.   

A1:  "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"   minute 32

   Traditional Indian music - Sharif