Students began working on a narrative writing assignment using the themes of one of three of our short stories as a starting point. We will continue with this writing project on Monday.
Students handed in their "Thank you Ma'am" questions today. We completed a character sketch for two characters in "A Hero's Welcome". We discussed inferences made from character action and dialogue in context. Students worked in pairs completing an elements of fiction scavenger hunt related to the story.
We visited the library today to allow students time to exchange and renew books. Some students took the opportunity to complete ar reading quizzes as well during this time. We returned to the classroom to complete the critical response questions for "Thank you Ma'am" and began reading the short story "A Hero's Welcome". "Thank You Ma'am" questions are due for tomorrow.
We completed our character sketch for Mrs. Jones from the short story "Thank you Ma'am". Students went on to complete a similar sketch for Roger before completing the critical response questions for the story.
We discussed the short story "Joy-Riding" today and completed the plot diagram together. Students continued work on the responses to this story which are due Wednesday.
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