November 30: 504, 503, 506
Cut out the text complexity cards and separate them into two piles- WAYS COMPLEX NON FICTION GETS HARD (page 1) and STRATEGIES I CAN USE (page 2). Put them in two baggies.
Using these cards read your non fiction book and identify which cards you used while you jotted. Use the model we made in class to help you.
Reading Homework for 504 and 505:
Read, "Snorts, Sounds, and Infrasounds" and annotate the text thinking about main idea and details and text structure. Use the information you collected to write a ONE PARAGRAPH SUMMARY about the article. You can write this below the last paragraph-there is half a page of empty space.
Reading Homework for 506: Use what you learned today to do some jotting about your nonfiction book. Focus on main idea and details,text structure, and how parts of the text fit together. Do this work on post its (they were given to you in class) and put them on the pages you read. Complete 20 minutes of reading and jotting a night for tonight and tomorrow.
10/29/18 - Answer the following question based on the reading done in Home of The Brave today. "In the chapters we read today,we started to see a change in Ganwar. How is Ganwar changing and what has happened that is making him change?" Use evidence from the text to support your answer
All answers are to be written in your reading notebook! Remember to put a date on the page.
Below is an example of a student that jotted over the weekend using some of the strategies learned in class. Your child’s notebook should be full of independent reading jots that reflects the work we do: character ideas, theme, character perspective, connections, keeping track of problems and how characters react, how setting affects the character, comparing and contrasting characters. Any of these skills can be used in jotting and supported with evidence.
We will be checking reading notebooks again next week.Notebooks should reflect the homework and classwork beingdone on a regular basis.
Homework: Your child's homework every night is to read a leveled book. We will be telling students their reading level and helping them pick a fiction book for this unit. If your child wants to read a book they purchased, please make sure it is on their reading level. As they read every night, it is their responsibility to take notes while thinking about fiction goals. When they come to class, they will be using their notes to write a reading response so it is very important that notes are clear and useful for comprehension.
Please make sure that your child works on reading/jotting for at least 30 minutes total every night.