Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Welcome to a brand new term.  Your grades start all over again today. 

1. Pick up your composition book and a copy of How They Croaked, 

2. Reading:   (If you were absent, you do not have to make up the How They Croaked assignment.  Instead, study the information you'll find when you click on THIS LINK:  Central Idea and Supporting Details )

From the chapters after Marie Antoinette-- 
  • Pick a chapter you'd like to read in How They Croaked. 
  • Find a partner who wants to read the same chapter.
  • Ask Ms. Dorsey for the questions. First come, first serve, have another chapters picked you'd like to read in case your first choice is already taken.
  • Begin reading.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Do NOT do the back of the handout.
Be looking for the BIG IDEAS -- Central Ideas -- in the chapter.  

3. How did you find your chapter?
What "tools" did you use?   (For anyone who was absent,  students pointed out that they had used the Table of Contents or Index, and page numbers.  Some also tried thumbing through, using the headings at the tops of the pages.) 
  You most likely used External Text Features!
We'll look more at these soon.  Here is a link to information about External Text Features.

4. What sort of book is How They Croaked -- what genre? 

What makes a book nonfiction?   See the tab above for Required Reading.

5. Receive new Hall Passes.

6. Main Ideas

One of the central ideas for the chapter on King Tut is this:
"King Tut's body has been dug up to be examined many times since his death."
What details would support that? 

And we can add this!
This is about why King Tut was physically impaired:  (and lets us know that they've pulled him out again!)

A chapter can have more than one main idea. 
What is one of the central ideas in the chapter you just read?
Find a big idea -- one that you can support with details from the chapter. 

  • Pick up  a sticky note, 
  • write your names on it, 
  • and write on it (legibly) a central  idea with three supporting details.
  • add the page where you found the evidence. Example: (5)  
  • Then, when called on, share a main idea from your chapter. 

(Your Names) Sally Scarecrow and Jack the Pumpkin King

Chapter on King Tut
Central Idea:  King Tut has been dug up to be examined many times since his death.

  • In 1922 Howard Carter found Tut's tomb and performed an "autopsy" (4).
  • In 1968 experts X-rayed Tut's remains (5). 
  • In 2005 experts used a CT scan on him (5).  

Text Structures (Internal) 

External Text Features 
External Text Features

(Where do you usually hear the word “Features” used?)

What's your 

Best Feature

One response:  My best feature is my long, silky hair. 

What external text feature could you compare with the signs over aisles in a grocery story? 

What external text feature could you compare with the map you find in the mall?

Some External Text Features:
Table of Contents
Numbers on the bottom of the page

Titles at the top of each page
chapter titles
headings and subheadings
captions on illustrations
graphs, charts, tables
bolding or highlighting of letters
different fonts

Teacher's Notes:

Paragraph 2014  Fish Bowl Paragraphs

A1 to fish out of water -- 
B5 to Supporting Details
Reasons, details, examples, and other information that supports and explains the topic sentence.

to bowl with rocks and plant --slide 20
B6 did a quick review.   Had reached bowl with rocks and plants -- Conclusion.  Check on paragraphs -- water in bowl?  to end.

B7 to Conclusions