We are going to FINISH Island of the Blue Dolphins this week. We will be reading chapter 28 and 29 this week.
This week we will be doing post -its. Most Ellerbees did not write enough on their post its last week. Remember, you need to write enough so I can understand your deep thinking.
This should be named: Chapter 28, 29 post its.
It is due on Friday, January 22
We will also be brainstorming a response to literature about the theme of the book with your reading group. This will help prepare you for the test next week.
This will be done on a Google Slide posted on Google Classroom so it is already named.
It is due on Friday, January 22.
Remember, when you write a post it, you need to make sure it is "under the ocean" thinking.
If you write about the plot, you will get no credit.
If you write a good thought, but you don't write enough, it is like a "toe in the water." That will affect your grade. You need to write enough so I can see what you are thinking, and I don't have to guess.
If you write a good thought, and then explain a little, that means you did awesome.
PLOT: Karana made a skirt out of cormorant skins.
TOE IN THE WATER: Karana vowed to not kill animals anymore.
UNDER THE OCEAN: Karana vowed to not kill animals anymore because she considered them her friends. She couldn't imagine killing a bird just to make a skirt!
We ARE going to meet in our reading groups this week.
We will meet on Thursday. I will post the groups on Wednesday because I want to group you with other people who chose the same theme as you did.
So come back to check!
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.