English for October 3, 2013

posted Oct 2, 2013, 12:44 PM by mister maxim   [ updated Oct 5, 2013, 9:35 AM ]

Objective

Determine the main idea of an article and determine at least one supporting detail.


Mini-lesson
Your reading assignment is to continue working on main idea. Remember, main idea is usually one sentence that tells what the passage is mostly about. It's one sentence that summarizes the whole article that you read. 

We're going to practice annotating an article today. That is when you underline, highlight, and take notes on whatever you're reading.  

Today's assignment

  1. You should read and annotate your article today. Mr. Maxim will have printed copies for you. 
    •  If you're in the pink group, please read and annotate this article.
    • If you're in the green group, please read and annotate this article.
    • check here if you're not sure what group you're in.
  2. After we read and annotate that article, you should answer these questions.

What you'll be graded on

  1. Have you read and annotated (circled, underlined, and highlighted) the article?
  2. Have you answered the question?
  3. Did you write complete sentences?
What should my answer look like?

Take a look at Jairelys' Perfect Answer from yesterday! Make sure your answer for today is as good as Jairelys' was yesterday.

Need Extra Help?

  • If you're not sure how to annotate, take a look at this example by Mr. Maxim. It shows what to highlight, what to underline, and what to circle.

Finish early?

  1. Check out the useful links tab on the sidebar.
  2. Checkout the extra credit assignments!
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