• Reading - Day 1: March 17, 2020

    Overview: Read and understand fiction text by applying reading strategies and responding to text in written form

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes 

    Explanation: Today you will begin reading the novel Freak the Mighty.  After reading, respond to your reading by choosing an item on the reading menu. 

    Things to know:

    • Readers utilize their strategies by tracking their thinking while reading! Be metacognitive!
      • Thinking + Text = Real Reading!
    • Plot includes five parts:
      1. Exposition: introduces the characters and the setting 
      2. Rising Action: the events leading up to the climax of the story; this is where the problem is revealed
      3. Climax: the most exciting part of the story; the characters may face a difficult decision leading a change in the conflict of the story
      4. Falling Action: the events following the climax leading to the resolution; characters may share feelings about the conflict
      5. Resolution: the conflict is resolved

    All activities can be completed in your composition book or electronically (Word, Seesaw, PowerPoint, etc.)
    **Files needed for today's activities can also be found in our Homeroom Team

    1. Draw and label a plot mountain.  You do not need to add any details from your novel today.    
    2. Preview the text and watch this video to build background prior to reading:
    3. Read chapters 1-3 of Freak the Mighty (approximately 30 minutes). As you read, use post-its to track your thinking. 
      • Follow along with the audio recording in Teams 
    4. Respond to Reading: Choose one question from the row on the reading menu to respond to in your notebook for Chapters 1-3.


    Share today's work:

    Remember, your work today is not graded, but I'd love to see what you've done. You can share your work with me through Teams, email (jsnyder@cbsd.org), Seesaw, or share your composition book with me when we return to school.