Why is the path in the middle of the woods, rather than a road through the city? A thrilling adventure of a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness to learn the basic needs for survival. Use it to answer questions 4-7. Read the whole book, and you'll be ready to respond appropriately. Consider the following passage from Chapter 7 page 86 Byron had gotten a conk! A character from a book or movie, perhaps? It is a decision that he must make alone. Students should make a book mark that includes phrases and pictures to represent one theme from the book. What goes around goes around. What prevents tributes from jumping off the roof? Why would this matter so much to Momma? What effect did this choice have on Joetta? What are the different reasons? Do you think he is brave? Yes, but with a clearly defined purpose.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Chapter 1 Summarize: 1. The chart is embedded below, and can be increased to full size using the fullscreen button in the lower right corner. Through the use of a perceptive and intelligent narrator, the novel traces how these influences can shape a young person's mind, and how grotesque the effects can be. The Watsons go to Birmingham Chapter 4 Draw Conclusions: 1. Why was this hard for John? You must use only the tools available with Google drawings. Why does Byron make up a story about Winnie the Pooh's evil twin brother, the Wool Pooh? D: The poem is based on the narrator having to decide upon a path based only on his own personality and how well traveled the road is.
But still, there need to be some activities to ensure that students do the close reading necessary to get the most out of the book. Both Google Docs and WikiSpaces allow students to highlight and comment upon text selections, or Thinkport's Annotator provides an easy, registration-free stand-alone option. Guest Post by Sharon Fabian from Activities for Stations While Reading Here are some ideas for station assignments that will work well while students are still reading the novel. Bonus: The ability to do this is what makes the best teachers irreplaceable. Using copies of public domain documents is one excellent way to do this with pen and paper, and the Internet provides many sites and apps for practicing this skill digitally. She loves having more time now to create and write about resources for teachers — especially materials for teaching reading, vocabulary, and writing to students in grades 4 through 8. If you have any other great ideas for this Literature unit please e-mail me and I will do the same.
Why did Kenny do this? A student writer can expect to edit their original questions at least five times in the creation process. She told him to swim to the surface, and then Byron saw him and was able to save him from drowning. Momma asks Grandma Sands lots of questions about Birmingham. I have growing concerns that the efforts to participate in close reading may directly interfere with the delivery of an author's narrative. Why would this bother Momma? This will allow you to reference specific events more quickly. Instead, he smiles and speaks politely to Grandma Sands. The trilogy has been distinguished by its masterful pastiche of adolescent coming of age tale and bleak dystopia.
How will things be different, if at all? This allows the teacher to set up guidelines that will work for all the novel studies being created. Why did Momma have the whole trip to Birmingham planned? Was Kenny's choice to go to Collier's Landing, instead of the public swimming area, typical of his behavior? Vocabulary and content are student friendly, allowing for more student-friendly questions. Together, they are known as the Hunger Games Trilogy. Use context clues to determine the meaning of the words investigated and curiosity. In other words, liberally annotate the pages of your own text, making liberal use of the margins and the gutter, that no-man's land formed by the inner margins of two facing pages.
When Kenny first learns that a bomb has exploded in the church where Joetta was supposed to be practicing her singing he just stands there looking stupid. A few years earlier, I had given the junior high students the task of writing basic novel study questions that would be used by the class. Why would Momma and Dad decide that sending Byron to Birmingham for the summer is a good idea? Who was it that Joetta saw who waved to her and coaxed her away from the church by laughing and running and having her chase him? What were your 'seeds of hope'? The content is easy enough for Grade 4 students to work independently Grade 3 students usually need a bit of help. However, its real success lies in how it intermingles severe social critiques through these common themes. You just have to know how to bear the wait.
When discussing just the first two chapters of The Outsiders, for example, I share a chart which requires students to select which of the Greasers they would choose to take on a double date, back them up in a fight, teach them to drive, and so on. While not all of it may be suitable for classroom reading or discussion, you might be surprised by a rare gem. Stations and partner or group projects all work well; students have fun doing these activities, and you can incorporate any skills you want to work on. For me, I then usually have to go back and change a few things once the students try to do the questions. On what page of the text does it tell you this? At a time when we are desperate to engage students in reading, at a time when our students are reading less and less independently, the Common Core advocates a practice of creating text-dependent questions to determine if students are reading closely.
Why would Byron behave like this? Can you think of other social and environmental issues where this is also true? Considering the fact that the story takes place in 1963, how do you think Byron felt about being bald-headed? Use a quote to support your answer. What does Rufus say to Kenny that is so surprising? Four athletes are each interested in a different sport. Do you believe that spending time with Grandma Sands will improve Byron's juvenile delinquent behavior? They're going to Birmingham, Alabama, toward one of the darkest moments in America's history. Every year when we re-use questions I wrote before, we find one or two things to fine-tune. The Watsons Chapter 11 Vocabulary: rabies surrender pathetic Identify Details: 1. .
What were some of the reasons that Kenny didn't want to look at Joetta when she came to hiim in his room after he returned from the church? I do not disagree with anything Mrs. Using Evidence from the Text: 8. Like a bingo caller reading random, singularly meaningless balls plucked from a spinning cage, these students fail to see how these isolated bits of information form patterns of meaning. In this chapter we learn that Larry Dunn is poor. What happened when she was a little girl? Most importantly, however, we're encouraging students to read critically, with an eye and ear toward what the author is doing.