We completed a character sketch and critical response questions for "A Hero's Welcome". If not finished in class, these items should be ready to hand in on Wednesday.
We completed a scavenger hunt reviewing the elements of fiction with "A Hero's Welcome". Students responded to the literal, inferential, and critical questions after discussing the scavenger hunt responses.
We reviewed our response questions for "Thank You Ma'am" and added support to increase the accuracy of our responses. We discussed the mixed feelings associated with soldiers returning from war after a long absence and then read "A Hero's Welcome" together.
We completed our character sketches for both Roger and Mrs. Jones, characters in the short story "Thank you Ma'am". Students handed in their mood and imagery project for grading.
We discussed characterization in the short story "Thank You Ma'am" and began our critical response questions. Mood and imagery posters are due tomorrow.
We completed our "Iron-Barred Door" mood and imagery posters and read "Thank You Ma'am" in preparation for tomorrow's class.
We worked on our mood and imagery poster project today in class. Students will have some time on Monday to work on these. All posters are due Tuesday, October 25.
We responded to our short story "The Iron-Barred Door" and completed a short vocabulary search on key terms from the story.
We discussed our non-fiction work from yesterday and read a science fiction short story called "The Iron-Barred Door". We will work on our response questions tomorrow in class.
We completed any remaining work for "Joy-Riding" before visiting the library to exchange and renew AR materials. We discussed "Genre" and features of Non-fiction and Fiction texts. Students read and article, "Rescue Robots", and discussed what characterized it as non-fiction as well as identifying its main idea.
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