Thursday, April 24, 2014

Revising My Fates Analysis Paragraph + Chapter 3 of The Lightning Thief

1. IWBAT compose a paragraph to infer meaning about characters in chapter of The Lightning Thief, using information gathered through online research.
2. WBAT revise my paragraph to include direct evidence from both The Lightning Thief and online research sources.

1. Homework Check (5 minutes)review answers to "Ocean Invaders" (TFK)

2. Read The Lightning Thief (25 minutes): Chapter 3: pp. 29-43
(audiobook: Part 1, 41:33 to 1:05:20)

3. (10 minutes): complete the lessons due April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th
  • If you are have any uncompleted activities that were due before today, please complete those activities before moving onto other choice activities.
  • When you are finished, complete the early finisher activity of your choice (see Task #5).
  • Remember, all assigned activities are due by Friday, April 25th.

4. Type Analysis Paragraph About the Fates (15 minutes):
  • Open Google Drive.
  • Find the document called "My Analysis of the Fates in The Lightning Thief" and open it.
  • Type your paragraph, in which you use the information you have learned through research in order to infer meaning in Chapter 2 of The Lightning Thief:
    • Who and what does Percy see?
    • Why is Grover scared?
    • What does this mean?
    • How do you know?
  • You may make corrections to it, elaborate your ideas, or do anything else necessary to make it your best work. Be sure that you answer all four sub-questions.

5. Revise Analysis Paragraph to Include Direct Evidence (20 minutes):
  • Improve your description of the fates from The Lightning Thief.
    • Include a direct quote from the novel in your paragraph.
    • Cite the source by adding the author's name (Riordan) and the page number in parentheses after the quoted text.
      • example: In The Lightning Thief, Percy said, "Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood" (Riordan 1).
  • In your analysis, you need to include factual information from online sources. 
    • Paraphrase this information (put it in your own words).
      • Do not just copy and paste from the source.
    • Cite the source by adding the name of the source in parentheses after the paraphrased information.
      • example: The fates did not determine the destiny of the gods; they fulfilled what Zeus told them to do (Encyclopedia Britannica).
  • If you need to access the research sources again, you can find them here:
  • Review this scoring rubric to make sure your paragraph meets the criteria for success:
description of the scene in the textthe scene is accurately and vividly described, as it occurs in the bookthere are several details from the book includeddetails are lacking or inaccurate
use of direct quote from the texta relevant, correctly-cited quote from the book makes the description clearthe direct quote is incorrectly cited or is unclear or imprecise in purposemissing a direct quote, or irrelevant to the content of the paragraph
inferring the meaning of events in the textclear, well-explained, and reasonable interpretation of the scene from the bookthe meaning of the scene is explainedan explanation of the meaning of the scene is missing, confusing, or incorrect
use of evidence from online sourcerelevant, correctly-cited, and paraphrased information from an online source makes the interpretation clear and effectiveinformation from online source(s) make it easier to understand the interpretation; may be cited incorrectly or not at allevidence is lacking or plagiarised, or it does not clearly relate to the content of the paragraph
use of conventions and professionalismneat and pleasing to read, with strong use of conventions (capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar)contains errors but the writing is still easy to readcontains many errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, grammar, or formatting

6. Finished Early? Complete the activities of your choice.

7. Close-Out 

Today's Homework: "Protecting Our Parks" (TFK)

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