We are continuing to read Island of the Blue Dolphins this week. We will be reading chapter 22 together on Monday.
FYI: DO NOT READ AHEAD!
This week we are resuming our typical post-its assignment.
It's been awhile so just as review:
The students should have post its with them as they read the chapter.
They should write a minimum of 2 post its for the chapter.
The post its need to be about Under the Ocean Thinking (refer to website page about this for more details).
Keep in mind, you don't have to write a huge amount, but you need to write enough so make your deep thinking clear.
Here are some EXAMPLES:
BAD EXAMPLE: Karana made a skirt.
BETTER BUT NOT QUITE THERE EXAMPLE: Karana was proud of her skirt.
GOOD EXAMPLE: Karana was so proud of her skirt that she shared it with Tutok even though she was a little scared of her.
Hopefully the examples help you. Remember, it isn't about just saying what happened. (That was the bad example.) Sharing an opinion or feeling about something is on the right track. (That was the better example.) But writing more to really explain why it mattered is your goal. (That was the good example.)
We will be meeting in our reading groups on Thursday. We will be discussing your post its and other deep thinking about the chapter.
That means you need to get these post-its done by WEDNESDAY, December 2.
Reading Groups (a few changes have been made):
Red Group meets at 9:00
Kanato, Charlie, Pranavi, Simrita, Arnav, Max
Pink Group meets at 9:20
Abby, Chloe, Keira, Samyuktha, Zainab N, Anna, Ellee
Green Group meets at 9:40
Adam, Akshath, Kevin, Louis, Tejas, Jeremy
Yellow Group meets at 1:00
Audrey, Jovi, Sorpana, Summer, Nicole, Siddharth, Atharva
Blue Group meets at 1:20
Vishrudh, Leo, Jeevesh, Ira, Sidd, Zainab A, Sahasra
Email subject should be: chap 22 post its
This is due on WEDNESDAY, December 2
We will be reading Island of the Blue Dolphins together after lunch each school day.
It's important to have access to the book to reference for assignments.
You may choose to download a digital copy or order a book online.
HOWEVER, you may choose to use the link below that is the pdf version of the book.
IF YOU USE THE PDF, YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT IT. STUDENTS NEED TO BE ABLE TO ADD POST-ITS AND HIGHLIGHT TEXT.
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.