April 3 and 4, 2014 Comparing fiction and nonfiction The Dog of Pompeii and Pompeii informational text Homework: Work for 20 minutes on I Ready! Objective: I can compare and contrast works of fiction and nonfiction and recognize similarities in main idea. Warm Up (in your composition book) Copy your objective into you comp book. Turn to pg. 114 in your IR book and read the section WHAT WOULD YOU RISK FOR SOMEONE ELSE? Complete the LIST IT activity on the side where it says RISKS I'D BE WILLING TO TAKE.
Turn in your IR to pg. 114. Let's read these sections together: Text Analysis: Theme vs. Topic Reading Strategy:Reading Historical Fiction
A HISTORICAL FICTION: Reread lines 4-20. Underline details in the passage that tell you this story is set in the past.
B THEME VS TOPIC: Reread lines 21-49. How does Bimbo show his loyalty to Tito?
C HISTORICAL FICTION: Reread lines 71-76. What details about food help bring the ancient setting to life?
D THEME VS TOPIC: What details help you infer that Bimbo is important to Tito?
PAUSE AND REFLECT: Why do you think the people of Pompeii had so many explanations for what caused the earthquakes?
E HISTORICAL FICTION: Reread lines 135-148. Underline the important details that describe the activity in the forum. What does the description tell you about life in Pompeii?
F HISTORICAL FICTION: Reread lines 154-175. Underline the locations outside of Pompeii that are mentioned. What does the reaction to the mention of these other places tell you about the life in Pompeii at this time?
H THEME VS TOPIC: Reread lines 216-228. Underline the sentence that describes Bimbo's unusual behavior. In what way does Tito's reaction to Bimbo's behavior suggest that something has changed?
I HISTORICAL FICTION: Reread lines 263-284. Which details show you how the eruption has affected the forum and the town?
PAUSE AND REFLECT: Reread line 301-314 and underline the phrase the stranger uttered in the forum days before. What warnings should the people of Pompeii have heeded?
K THEME VS TOPIC: Reread lines 331-343. What does Tito realize? What does the fact that Tito is safe, but unable to be comforted suggest about the story's theme? How would you state the theme?
L HISTORICAL FICTION:What abrupt change has occurred in the setting of the story, beginning at line 344? Underline the words in the text that signal the change. Explain how this final passage helps you draw conclusions about how the cultural and historical setting builds the story's theme and makes it more powerful.
April 3 and 4, 2014 Comparing fiction and nonfiction The Dog of Pompeii and Pompeii informational text Homework: TEST on informational text Thursday, April 10th! Objective: I can compare and contrast works of fiction and nonfiction and recognize similarities in main idea. Warm Up (in your composition book) Copy your objective into you comp book. Turn in your IR book to pg. 132. What are the two types of informational text that we will be connecting to yesterday's story "The Dog of Pompeii"? Preview both of these selections and jot down the text features that you see in each.
Today we will continue on the topic of the volcanic eruption of Pompeii, but tying together fiction and non-fiction (informational text) fiction = "The Dog of Pompeii" with informational texts = nonfiction book excerpt "In Search of Pompeii" online article "Italians Trying to Prevent a Modern Pompeii" http://tabithasbewitched.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/4306knot.jpg
Turn in your IR to pg. 186. Let's read these sections together: Background Standards Focus: Author's Purpose and Main Idea
A MAIN IDEA: Circle the subheading and underline the topic sentence in the first paragraph. What is teh main idea of the first section?
In Search of Pompeii http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/65719000/jpg/_65719528_65714235.jpg http://jamestabor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/mount-vesuvius-eruption-pompeii.jpg
Section 1: Pompeii:The Evidence Main idea: Author's Purpose:
B INFORMATIONAL TEXT: Main ideas in informational texts are often supported with visual information. This diagram shows the layout of Pompeii. What do you learn about Pompeii by studying this diagram? Why do you think the author presented this information in visual form?
C MAIN IDEA: The topic of this second section is the excavation of Pompeii. Underline the topic sentence in the last paragraph and identify the main idea about the excavation.
Section 2: Uncovering Pompeii Main idea: Author's Purpose:
D MAIN IDEA: What is the main idea of this section titled "A Tragic Day"? Underline the topic sentence in the first paragraph and use it to help you decide.
Section 3: A Tragic Day Main idea: Author's Purpose:
E AUTHOR'S PURPOSE: What is the author's purpose for presenting information in the form of a diagram and an illustration with a caption, instead of as part of the regular text?
F AUTHOR'S PURPOSE: Why does the author include this letter? Consider what you learn from the letter that you can't learn from other sources.
PAUSE AND REFLECT: How is the description of events in Pliny's letter similar to that in "The Dog of Pompeii" (pg. 116)?
G AUTHOR'S PURPOSE: An author's purpose may be to inform, to persuade, to express feelings or to entertain. Based on the title of this article, explain which if the four purposes best expresses the author's purpose.
H AUTHOR'S PURPOSE: Is the author's purpose in writing the article stated or implied? Explain.
PAUSE AND REFLECT: How does the writer strengthen her point by bringing up the historical context of a contemporary threat?
Quiz time! Take out a loose leaf sheet of notebook paper. First and last name The Dog of Pompeii and Pompeii informational texts quiz skip this line 1. 2. 3. number from 1-10 10.
Complete #s 1-6 on pg. 131 relating to "The Dog of Pompeii" Complete #s 1-4 on pg. 141 relating to the two informational texts about Pompeii. HOWEVER, RENUMBER 1-4 AS 7-10
Homework: TEST on informational text Thursday, April 10th!