608: Supply List:
- Notebook, can be any kind. If you are using a binder, you must have a section dedicated to Literacy.
- 1 Folder, must have pockets
- Pens (Blue or Black ink).
- Markers/Expo Dry Erase.
- Pack of index cards.
- Pack of Loose Leaf paper.
- A box of tissue.
9/16/2015 - Background information: Toady we talked about why it is important to get background information for your first unit. Tonight you will read chapters 2 and 3 in "Middle School: The worst years of my life". You will then provide background information for one event that happened in the two chapters. You can list event and back ground information or you can recreate the bubble graphic organizer used in class.
9/18 - Character Traits: We have analyzed characteristics traits of the characters from the story "Tuesday of the other June". We have looked at how the author will show the traits of the characteristics of characters by their Actions, Thoughts and Dialog (What the character said). For HW you will read chapters 4, 5, 6 in Middle School: The worst years of my life. On loose leaf you will choose a character from the story. You will determine one trait this character. You will then show evidence from the text of the characters Actions, Thoughts and Quotes that would serve as evidence of this characteristic.
9/22 - Making Inference while reading: We were looked at steps to making inferences (reading between the lines) in class. Over the two days, read chapters 7-12 in Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life. You will choose three lines of text from these chapters. You will tell what the text is telling you, then tell what the text IS NOT telling you. Then make a logical and reasonable inference. This is to be done on loose leaf paper (it will be collected)
9/29 - Character Change - We have discussed how a character can change throughout a story. Tonight read chapters 13-19 (all chapters a short). Take the character Rafe and create a new trait that he shows, one that will demonstrate he has changed. Then create an action, a thought, and a quote that would show that he has changed and support this new change that he would show. Hint: you must first think about the traits that Rafe has shown so far in the book. You are not trying to find evidence of the a change in the story, you are creating the evidence if Rafe had changed in the story. This is to be done on loose leaf paper to be handed in as a graded homework.
9/30 - READING RESPONSE #1 - Tonight you will read up to chapter 32 in Middle School: The worst year of my life. The due date for this reading response in Monday, October 5. IT IS TO BE DONE ON LOOSE LEAFT PAPER. The Prompt:
One of Rafe’s biggest challenges is his confrontations with Miller the Killer. What could Rafe do to get on the good side of a kid who has bad sides?
10/2 - Spiraling making an Inference - Over the weekend, read chapters 32-42 (short chapters). Look at the illustrations the author James Patterson included in the book. Write a short response ON LOOSE LEAF that clearly explains what the illustrations tell us about Rafe that the story does not tell us. In this response refer to one specific illustration (include page number) and explain how this illustration helps further develop the character Rafe.
10/5 - Tonight you will finish your draft of the paragraph that shows the changes of June throughout the story. Be sure all the requirements of the paragraph are present. (See Below)
1. Briefly explain June's situation and provide some background information.
2. Explain the trait that June demonstrated in the beginning of the story. Include evidence to support this trait (an action, thought, or quote)
3. Explain what happened that made June change, the turning point of the story.
4. Explain the trait June shows at the end of the story. Show evidence to support this trait (action, thought or quote).
5. Evaluate June's situation and tell whether you think she handle the situation she was going through in an appropriate manner.
10/6 - Describing a Sequence in a story: Tonight you will read chapters 43-50 (they are short chapters). After reading the chapters, you will analyze chapter 44. You will then describe the sequence of events in this chapter using transition words that will show this sequence of events.