Welcome back to this week's blog.
The article we are using this week is ‘’Expert Baby Mammoth Mummy Frozen Time’’.
This article is about a man named Yuri in Siberia that found a baby mammoth with his son. The baby mammoth was so special because the flesh was still there. After that Yuri's cousin tock the baby mammoth to get 2 year worth of food. So Yuri and his Scientist friend got it back.
This week's strategy is point of view. The first step of point of view is analyzing the question for important words. After that you look for the words you circle to help you paraphrase the detail our paragraph. After that you would draw and write the bubble map to help gather your details for your RADDEI. A raddei means Restate Answer Detail Detail Explain and Inference.
The question of the week is:
How would you feel if you found a perfectly preserved baby mammoth?
Comment down below your answer.
Hi I am back! Sorry we took so long. We took a break for New Years and Christmas.
So this week we are learning Point of View. Point of view is your opinion. Its what you believe, or think and your personality. It shows how you see things like in a story.
The strategy that I use is where you look at a picture or read a part of a text and you look at their faces expressions to think how they feel or might be thinking. If it is text, then you have to infer based on what you know about the character.
Then once you know that it will be easier with a dialogue. For instance, one person might think "This Christmas was so fun, but the food was horrible!’’ But another might think it was delicious. This shows the person was hungry and excited.
This week I decided to open my interview question to all of you!
The Question is: (First, look at the cartoon)
In your opinion what are they feeling or thinking?
Write your answer down in the comment section and remember there is no right or wrong answer.
Thanks for reading!
Welcome back to this week’s blog!
This week in Close Reading we are comparing and contrasting with the two text ‘’Cesca’s Reward’’ and ‘’Roy’s Secret’’. Cesca’s Reward is about a girl named Cesca that lived in Italy and her dad owns a gondola to make money. Roy's Secret is about a boy named Roy that keeps a secret from Mr.Banner (his boss) and mom because he is supposed to be cleaning, but instead he is reading his favorite fairy tale books.
In our class we did 2 Socratic Seminars to compare and contrast Cesca and Roy. Our discussion questions were: How would Cesca’s life be different if her baby brother was never born? And for Roy we talked about, How would Roy’s life be different if his mother wouldn’t have taken in all the foster children. During our discussion we talked about how Cesca’s life would be different because she wouldn’t have all those chores so then she wouldn’t work hard to earn a reward of a gondola ride with her dad. And Roy’s life would be different too because he wouldn't have all of those chores making him late for his job at Mr. Banner's book shop. Both characters would have very different lives if they didn't have younger brothers and sisters who made them into the people they are today.
Our 2nd Socratic Seminar will be on Thursday and we will talk about the question, How would the story "Roy's Secret" be different if it were told from Mr. Banner's point of view? I can't give you more details about this because we will do this discussion tomorrow, but I will let you know in my next blog.
Here is what I asked my classmates: Who would you rather go visit Roy or Cesca? and Why?
Tabata said ’’I will go meet Roy because he likes to read books and I like to read books and he looks like a nice caring guy."
Daisy said "Cesca because I can sit in a the gondola with her and that's fun! And where Cesca lives looks beautiful so I want to see it too."
See you in 2019!!
Hello again! This week we are still working on the text Hatchet. But we did it with Socratic Seminars to practice explaining our details. If you don't know what a Socratic is, its where we gather ourselves into a circle and discuss our opinions about one question based on the text.
Also, if you forgot what Hatchet is about from last week’s blog it is a fictional text about a boy that crash flies a plane and gets stuck in the Canadian Wilderness. He survives on berries and water from the lake.
This was all we did this week in Close Reading because we also took the ELA Ready Assessment. This is a test to see where you are at with using the strategies for reading. We have to read 4 different texts and then answer multiple choice questions by using the who and the what and circling important details.
One of the questions I asked my class was….
Q: How did you do on the ELA Ready Assessment?
Crystalin: It was easy since we did this once before.
On the other hand Hager said, “It was so hard!”
Another Question was…
Q: What strategy helped you during the ElA Ready Assessment?
Eran said he used the who and what strategy, which is when you find the who and the what of the paragraph.
Kevin said he underlined important details to answer his multiple choice question. He also said the socratic seminars help him answer his mutiple choice.
Stay tuned for next week!
Hello my name is Brianna. I am in 5th grade and am going to do a close reading blog. I am honored to be the close reading blogger.
This week, we are working with the text named’ ’Hatchet’’. Hatchet is about a boy that goes to meet his dad on a plane, but the pilot has a heart attack and so Brian has to crash land the plane into the Canadian wilderness. This was interesting to read about because we are learning about forest ecosystem in PBL and so this was cool to see what it would be like to be lost in that ecosystem.
So far we have been working on text based questions. We have been answering them with our groups.
I asked some people in my class about a question based on the text. For instance one of the question was, “How would you feel if you were stuck in the wilderness?” Jeremy said, ’’I would be worried because I will have nowhere to go.” On the other hand, Angela said, “I am not scared. I am brave.” As for me, I would be so worried because no one would know I was there.
The other question I asked was, “How would you survive if you were stranded in the Canadian wilderness?” Jacob said he will find food and break trees so he could see better to find the way to a town or a phone. But Merlin said she will gather sticks and make a fire. Both good ideas.
Stay tuned for next week!