We have finished reading How to Steal a Dog! Wow!
This week we are going to be studying to take the final test.
It will be very similar to the test we took for Island of the Blue Dolphins.
Name the two main problems.
Name the two main solutions.
Name the four main characters.
Name the setting.
Answer some multiple choice questions about the plot.
Essay question. This time the question will be about how Georgina changed in the book.
We start by writing what was she like at the beginning. Add convincing details.
Next we will write what was she like at the end of the book. Add convincing details.
WE WILL STUDY TOGETHER ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY.
YOU SHOULD PICK A STUDY BUDDY AND STUDY TOGETHER ON WEDNESDAY.
On Monday, we will practice the first 4 sections. We will write our notes on a paper you have divided into 4 sections. You should use the 4 boxes to help you study.
Name this: 4 Boxes
Send this on Friday, May 28. (You can send it earlier to get feedback.)
On Tuesday, we will organize our thinking for the essay question about how Georgina changes.
We will use a soda machine organizer like we have done before. Then you will use the soda machine to help you study.
Name this: Georgina Changes
Send this on Wednesday, May 26 (That way I can give you feedback.)
We will be reading How to Steal a Dog for our next literature unit.
I sent home a copy of the book in a folder at our last Materials Pick Up.
This gives you a paper copy to underline, highlight, and make notes on.
HOWEVER, you may choose to use the link below that is the pdf version of the book.
IF YOU USE THE PDF, YOU STILL NEED TO BE ABLE TO MARK ON IT AND ADD POST-ITS.
It's been awhile since we wrote a response to literature.
You can always go back and look at the last Google Slide Response to Literature that we wrote for Island of the Blue Dolphins.
1. Start with your topic sentence.
2. Then, use a transition and state your first reason for your opinion.
3. Then add convincing details from the book.
4. Use a transition and state your second reason for your opinion.
5. Add convincing details from the book.
You will be writing about whether Georgina is treating her mom fairly.
You can have your own opinion. Remember, two people can have opposite opinions and can both get a good grade. It is all about whether your details from the book are convincing.
Our notes will look like jot dots.
You do NOT just copy that for your response to literature.
You need to take those ideas and turn them into actual sentences.
The example below is about Island of the Blue Dolphins but it still shows how you take jot dots and turn them into an actual response/essay.
Please compare the notes above to the actual essay below.
Do you notice that the ideas have been turned into sentences? And the sentences are not an exact copy of the jot dots above.
Also, do you notice that it is not written with titles for your main points? The big idea and the 2 reasons above have been actually changed into sentences and they are not posted like titles.
Please also notice that the transitions for reason sentence 1 and 2 have been underlined just so you notice them. Don't actually underline them.
Here is an example of a post-it from chapter 5.
Do you see how it isn't just "Everyone feels sick?"
It adds more explanation about what you're thinking or feeling.
But it still doesn't mean you're writing a long paragraph.