This week were going to read two texts, one called “Young Man and the Sea” which was a boy who sailed around the world all by himself. We used this text to practice using the 2-point rubric. We had to read a person’s response and use the rubric to score it and see what is missing. Then the next day, we were changing the response to make it a strong 2.
Last week when we published our writing pieces on ecosystems. So this week we began our next unit which is response to text. That means we read a text and write about it.
The first text we read for this unit is called Cesca’s Reward. It is about a girl named Cesca who lives in Italy a long time ago and her father has an old gondola. Cesca wanted her dad to have a new gondola because the old gondola was too old, so her father was saving money and he buys a new one.
Then she gets a new brother and now she has to work for help in the house by being taught to clean the brasses on the boat. She does a good job and then her father becomes proud of her so he lets her have a ride on the gondola for whole day and she has a good time.
We answered the question, "How does Cesca's father feel about his daughter."