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Wednesday, September 18. One Minute Mystery Check homework Review CEW Author’s Purpose and Message Review using Learning to Read and Write Practice using the global warming articles. The Case of the Angry Chef. Hawkins, the marine, stared in amazement at Inspector Winters.

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wednesday september 18
Wednesday, September 18
  • One Minute Mystery
  • Check homework
  • Review CEW
  • Author’s Purpose and Message
    • Review using Learning to Read and Write
    • Practice using the global warming articles

The Case of the Angry Chef

Hawkins, the marine, stared in amazement at Inspector Winters.

“I never heard of a restaurant called Pasquale’s Pizzeria,” he objected. “I wasn’t ever in it, I didn’t rob it, and I certainly didn’t shoot anybody.”

“A marine answering your description wounded the owner and cleaned out the cash register,” said the inspector. “You didn’t know?”

“Am I supposed to?” protested Hawkins. “There must be several thousand marines in this town.”

“But only one was running along 42nd Street five minutes after the holdup,” snapped the inspector.

“Sure I ran,” retorted Hawkins. “Look, I was standing idly in a doorway wondering what to do when this guy wearing a whit apron and chef’s hat comes charging at me. He’s waving a butcher knife and he’s screaming, ‘He shot the boss!’ So I ran.”

“You were innocent, but you ran?”

”He had that big knife.”

“Then what did you do?”

“A cop saw us and grabbed me. It wasn’t any use to argue. So I went back to the restaurant with the cop, and a couple of customers said I might be the marine who held up the place. They weren’t sure.”

That night Haledjian read the transcript of the questioning.

“Hawkins is your man,” he said. “No mistake about it!

How did Haledjian know?


The Case of the Angry Chef


Hawkins asserted he’d never heard of the restaurant or been in it. If true, he could not have gone “back” to it, as he said. A fatal slip of the tongue.


Reviewing CEW

Claim: This is the argument/opinion you hold.

Evidence: This is specific textual evidence that supports or proves your opinion; you give the specific textual evidence to the reader. Don’t let the reader guess the information!

Warrant: This explains how the evidence supports your claim.

let s try another mystery
Let’s try another mystery:


Evidence: Warrant:


When Mr. Newman, the new fifth-grade teacher, picked up the papers that his students had piled on the corner of his desk as they finished their exams and left the room, he had no time to look at them. When he examined them later, he saw that these two were almost exactly alike, and it was obvious that one of them had been copied. Since Mr. Newman was new to the class (he was subbing for Mr. Ailing, who was sick), he did not know whether Charles Starrs, who wrote paper A, or UlricBetcher, who wrote paper B, copied the test.

Can you tell who copied whom? Write your claim down on your chart. Then, list the items of evidence on which you base your decision. Finally, in the warrant column, explain how each piece of evidence supports your claim of who copied from whom.


Claim: “B” copied from “A”

Evidence: Warrant:

A wrote w/o stopping; B had to have another

B stopped in the middle of look at what he was

several words. copying

A crossed out some words, B wrote w/o “changing”

as if he had a better idea. his mind, but w/ the same


A’s paper ends nicely and B ends the same, without spelling errors. But with spelling errors. So he probably

copied the idea but not

the spelling.

A’s writing is bigger than B should have filled the

B’s, but each ends w/ the page with his writing,

same word. so he could have fit

more in a small space;

that would have been more natural for him.


Homework to complete the following for class tomorrow:

  • What bias are you seeing in the Grimm’s version of LRRH?
    • Claim(s): Your claim(s) will be the different types of bias you see.
    • Evidence: For each type of bias you write about, include several pieces of specific evidence from the article (what clues lead you to believe bias exists?) Include at least 2 pieces of evidence.
    • Warrant: Finally, for each clue, explain the connection between the clue and the type of bias you think it represents. So, you will have at least 2 warrants.

Seniors, please remember that you must complete the formative work to do well on the summative. There won’t be a retake for the test next week, so practice—good practice--is important! Do the work, show up, and turn the work in and you will pass the class. Anything less, and you won’t make it. Luck favors the prepared.