Article of the Week
On Monday (4/24), students will receive this week's Article of the Week. This is an informational text titled, Patriots Wide Receiver's Proudest Achievement Isn't Making the super Bowl . Students are to use the close reading strategies practiced in class. This includes reading the article three times:
(1) Skim the article using symbols as they read (5 points): (+) agree, (-) disagree, (*) important, (!) surprising, (?) wondering
(2) Number the paragraphs (10 points). Read the article carefully and make notes in the margin. They MUST have at least one note per paragraph (annotations).
(3) Perform a final quick read noting anything that was missed during the first two readings.
After students complete their three readings of the article, writing their close reading symbols, and making their annotations, they need to complete the questions following the article. Students have an example Article of the Week that we did together the second week of school. They should use this example as a guide to make sure they meet the expectations of the assignment.
The Article of the Week is DUE: Friday, April 28. Students who do not have their assignment on Friday will lose their participation points, since they will be unable to participate in the discussion or pop-up debate.
We will continue reading and discussing the novel The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. This week our focus will be on chapters 24-27. All work will be done in their readers' notebook.