Language Objective: I will use context clues to determine the meaning of words, read chapter 1 of Into the Wild, and take Focus Notes on my reading. I will also brainstorm potential argument writing topics.
1.) Read your Quarter 2 book for 15 minutes.
2.) Reading Journal:
Evaluate the clarity of your book. How easy or hard to understand is the language used? What is confusing or doesn’t quite make sense in terms of plot and characters?
Could the author have improved their clarity in any way? How?
3.) Daily Dose of Grammar:
Which sentence is correct?
- For breakfast, I had coffee, eggs, toast and orange juice.
- For breakfast, I had coffee, eggs, toast, and orange juice.
4. Click on Into the Wild Vocab #2. Click on "File" and "Make a Copy". Rename your document to include your name along with Vocab #2. For each underlined word, write first your own definition (guess based on the sentence the words appears in), then look it up on www.dictionary.com and write the dictionary definition down.
5. Take 5 minutes to brainstorm any argument writing topics you can think of based what we have read and discussed about Into the Wild so far. We will pool together everyone's ideas and compile a list for you to use. Having at least a tentative argument topic will make note-taking easier.
6. Read Into the Wild Chapter 1 on your Kindles. While reading, take Focus Notes on what you read. Focus on one of your argument topic ideas. Make sure to include textual evidence in your notes.
7. Exit Ticket:
Answer the following questions on the bottom of your Doc:
Chapter 1, The Alaska Interior
- Jim Gallien is driving in Alaska when he picks up a hitchhiker. Who is the hitchhiker?
- Where does the hitchhiker intend to go?
- How does Jim Gallien react to the hitchhiker’s intentions?