Journal Responses. 9/4. Write back! Please make sure your response is 3 solid paragraphs of 5 – 7 sentences each. . Dear Students,
I’m looking forward to getting to know you this year. Please tell me a little about you as a reader. Do you like to read? What are some of your reading strengths, and what kinds of things cause you to struggle?
One of my goals this year is to find a good match between you and books. Tell me some of your favorite genres, books and authors and why you like them. If you can’t think of many, share things you like to do; that will give me an idea of books you might enjoy.
Lastly, share the book you’re reading right now. What made you choose it? What do you think about it so far?
Write 5 comparisons of people to foods:_____________________ is _______________________, (person) (food)because ________________________________________ (explanation)Make one about a character from the book you’re reading.
Questions you have about the characters and what’s happening to themPredictions of what will happen nextConflicts occurring in the storyWOW words and phrases that help you visualize the story betterSketches of what you visualize as you readInferences you have about the characters, plot and mood
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in New Orleans with her Mama Ya-Ya, her caretaker, who is a grandmotherly figure with rosary beads and voodoo protection charms. When hurricane Katrina roars ashore, Lanesha is challenged to survive. Ninth Ward is an absolutely exquisite children’s debut by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Jewell’s vivid writing brings the setting to life, in a story that is both timely and unforgettable.
Identify – Verb – Finish the Thought
Insects written by Kids Discover highlights interesting facts about insects. Did you know that there are over three million insect species worldwide(2)? According to the text, not all bugs are insects. Insects have bodies with three segments. One section is the head, which includes two eyes and two antennae. The thorax is where the legs and wings are attached, and the third section is the abdomen(4). It said on page 5 that most insects breathe through their skin. They have a series of tubes called tracheae that carry air to all parts of their body. There are several interesting insects. One example is the Herculean beetle. It measures almost seven inches long(16). I enjoyed this magazine because I learned some fascinating facts about a variety of insects.
Sands, Stella. Insects. Kids Discover: New York. 2006.