Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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 Croakedassignment.  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 another chapter you'd like to read  How They Croaked. 
    • Read it and if you finish, go ahead and begin another chapter.
We did not do the following -- the crossed out part. Instead we finished viewing and taking notes on the Fishbowl/Paragraph PowerPoint, read an article about King Tut, and looked at central idea and supporting details for the King Tut Article. 
Paragraph 2014. Writing Great Paragraphs 

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!)
  • Find a partner who wants to read the same chapter.
  • Today you are looking for a central idea (one of the big ideas) from the chapter.  
    • Find a big idea that is supported by at least three details.  
    • Draw a fishbowl in your composition book under Notes and QuickWrites.
    • Draw a simple fishbowl.
  • 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. 

We learned about Central Idea and Supporting Details

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We still need to cover this:  What genre of book is How They Croaked? 

Fiction or Nonfiction?

We did not look at the analogy for External Text Features: 
What else besides the words (and punctuation) do you find in the book?
We'll look more at these soon.  Here is a link to information about External Text Features.

This term: 
Central Idea and Supporting Details 
External Text Features
Informational Writing
Phrases and Clauses
Types of Sentences 
Complete sentences