We are wrapping up our mystery unit, and we are preparing for the quarterly assessment by reviewing WoW words, SoWs, and close reading strategies.
RDW #1--Write a sentence for each of your WoW words (imply, accompany, mutual, adequate, emphasis). Create context clues to put into your sentences and highlight them.
RDW #2: What happened at the end of “Lining Pockets”? What context clues led you to believe that? Include and highlight at least three compound sentences. (The story is attached.)
Monday, October 27—quarterly assessment
Monday, October 27—second book talk due
Friday, October 31—end of first quarter
Disheveled means messy, untidy, scruffy. This is not one of our WoW words, but the sentences below show how to insert context clues (highlighted portions). Students can put in synonyms, antonyms, or descriptions as context clues.
The man’s disheveled appearance was unattractive, from his unshaved face to the uncombed hair.
Because of the windstorm, the woman’s clothes were disheveled, with her blouse untucked and her skirt twisted backward.
The child’s disheveled hair stuck out in all directions when he took his hat off.
Ending: Context clues allow students to figure out that David called the restaurant to distract Mark and draw him away from the restaurant booth. He then took Mark’s notebook with the formula from his jacket pocket and e-mailed it to his own bosses.
Students’ writing should begin with TAG (title, author, genre) and a concise summary of how the story ended. They should then include the most important pieces of evidence that show that this is the conclusion of the story. Text evidence should include quotations and explanations of the quotations.