Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Right There Questions_Think and Search

Answer the Right There Questions and select QAR-Bookmarks.pdf
Description Handouts.pdf
Students will answer Right There Questions then one question from Think and Search, Author and You, and On My Own
Right There Questions
  • Who_____?
  • What_______?
  • Where________?
  • When_________?
Think and Search
  • Why_____?
  • What cause_______?
  • Tell me in your own words ________?
  • What happened first, second or third?
  • What are the characteristics of _______?
  • Characters/Setting/Problem/Events/
  • Solution?
Author and You
  • What can you infer about ____’s feelings in this section of the text?
  • What do you predict will happen next?  Why do you think so?
  • The setting is never stated but where do you think the story is taking place?
  • Why______?
  • What if _______?
  • What does the author mean when ______?
  • Tell me the most important reason_______?
  • What are the themes of this text?
  • Tell me the biggest problem_______?
On My Own
  • Do you think_____?
  • How would you____?
  • Which is better______?
  • Would you agree that______?
  • Were you ever ____?
  • In your opinion _____?
  • Would it be better if _____?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Newspaper's Living Textbook

Newspapers help students expand vocabulary and learn new things. Students read Local, Ketchikan Daily News, State Anchorage Daily News and National News. They found topics like 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tornado_Betsy Byars

Tornado was a story introduced in Reading and Writing Sourcebook. One of my favorite books, in fact I looked for a sequel at a local library. "As they wait out a tornado in their storm cellar, a family listens to their farmhand tell stories about the dog that was blown into his life by another tornado when he was a boy."taken from ARBook Find
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.