Archive for April, 2010

ORANGE- Watch Your Step! OEQ

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Open Ended Question

The author of “Watch Your Step!” seems to know a lot about jellyfish.

  • Is the author afraid of jellyfish?  Explain.
  • Do you think jellyfish are animals that should be feared?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the article to support your response.

YELLOW- Watch Your Step! OEQ

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Open Ended Question

The author of “Watch Your Step!” seems to know a lot about jellyfish.

  • Is the author afraid of jellyfish?  Explain.
  • Do you think jellyfish are animals that should be feared?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the article to support your response.

GREEN- Watch Your Step! OEQ

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Open Ended Question

The author of “Watch Your Step!” seems to know a lot about jellyfish.

  • Is the author afraid of jellyfish?  Explain.
  • Do you think jellyfish are animals that should be feared?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the article to support your response.

RED- Watch Your Step! OEQ

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Open Ended Question

The author of “Watch Your Step!” seems to know a lot about jellyfish.

  • Is the author afraid of jellyfish?  Explain.
  • Do you think jellyfish are animals that should be feared?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the article to support your response.

BLUE- Watch Your Step! OEQ

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Open Ended Question

The author of “Watch Your Step!” seems to know a lot about jellyfish.

  • Is the author afraid of jellyfish?  Explain.
  • Do you think jellyfish are animals that should be feared?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the article to support your response.

Challenge Yourself! The Snowball Effect OEQ

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Are you up for the challenge?  This is another open ended question for “The Snowball Effect”.

At the end of the story, Angela says, “Suddenly, those extra writing assignments I had feared no longer seemed like such a burden.”

  • What does Angela mean by this statement?
  • Explain why Angela feels the way she does.

Use details and examples from the story to support your response.

ORANGE- The Snowball Effect OEQ

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

When Angela decides to take responsibility for the broken window, she imagines how her classmates will treat her.

  • What does Angela imagine her classmates will do?  Why?
  • Do you think Angela’s expectations were realistic?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the story to support your response.

YELLOW- The Snowball Effect OEQ

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

 

When Angela decides to take responsibility for the broken window, she imagines how her classmates will treat her.

  • What does Angela imagine her classmates will do?  Why?
  • Do you think Angela’s expectations were realistic?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the story to support your response.

GREEN- The Snowball Effect OEQ

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

When Angela decides to take responsibility for the broken window, she imagines how her classmates will treat her.

  • What does Angela imagine her classmates will do?  Why?
  • Do you think Angela’s expectations were realistic?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the story to support your response.

RED- The Snowball Effect OEQ

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

When Angela decides to take responsibility for the broken window, she imagines how her classmates will treat her.

  • What does Angela imagine her classmates will do?  Why?
  • Do you think Angela’s expectations were realistic?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the story to support your response.

BLUE- The Snowball Effect OEQ

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

When Angela decides to take responsibility for the broken window, she imagines how her classmates will treat her.

  • What does Angela imagine her classmates will do?  Why?
  • Do you think Angela’s expectations were realistic?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the story to support your response.

YELLOW- Baseball in April OEQ

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

 

Jesse seems discouraged at the end of the story.

  • Why does Jesse feel this way?  Explain.
  • Do you think that Jesse’s reaction to the tryouts is appropriate?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the story to support your response.

GREEN- Baseball in April OEQ

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

 

Jesse seems discouraged at the end of the story.

  • Why does Jesse feel this way?  Explain.
  • Do you think that Jesse’s reaction to the tryouts is appropriate?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the story to support your response.

RED- Baseball in April OEQ

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

 

Jesse seems discouraged at the end of the story.

  • Why does Jesse feel this way?  Explain.
  • Do you think that Jesse’s reaction to the tryouts is appropriate?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the story to support your response.

BLUE – Baseball in April Open Ended Question

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Jesse seems discouraged at the end of the story.

  • Why does Jesse feel this way?  Explain.
  • Do you think that Jesse’s reaction to the tryouts is appropriate?  Why or why not?

Use details and examples from the story to support your response.

YELLOW- The Stone OEQ Homework #1

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

 

Open Ended Question

“Nothing’s moving along as it should,” he groaned.  “I can’t tell one day from another.  Nothing changes, there’s nothing to look forward to, nothing to show for my work.  Why sow if the seeds don’t sprout?  Why plant if there’s never a harvest?  Why eat if I don’t get hungry?  Why go to bed at night, or get up in the morning, or do anything at all?  And the way it looks, so it will stay forever and ever!  I’ll shrivel from boredom if nothing else!”

  • In The Stone, the moral lesson is that growth and change are a natural part of life.  How does Maibon learn this lesson?
  • Why do you think growth is an essential part of life?  Explain.

Use information from the selection to support your response.

GREEN- The Stone OEQ Homework #1

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

 

Open Ended Question

“Nothing’s moving along as it should,” he groaned.  “I can’t tell one day from another.  Nothing changes, there’s nothing to look forward to, nothing to show for my work.  Why sow if the seeds don’t sprout?  Why plant if there’s never a harvest?  Why eat if I don’t get hungry?  Why go to bed at night, or get up in the morning, or do anything at all?  And the way it looks, so it will stay forever and ever!  I’ll shrivel from boredom if nothing else!”

  • In The Stone, the moral lesson is that growth and change are a natural part of life.  How does Maibon learn this lesson?
  • Why do you think growth is an essential part of life?  Explain.

Use information from the selection to support your response.

BLUE- The Stone OEQ Homework #1

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

 

Open Ended Question

“Nothing’s moving along as it should,” he groaned.  “I can’t tell one day from another.  Nothing changes, there’s nothing to look forward to, nothing to show for my work.  Why sow if the seeds don’t sprout?  Why plant if there’s never a harvest?  Why eat if I don’t get hungry?  Why go to bed at night, or get up in the morning, or do anything at all?  And the way it looks, so it will stay forever and ever!  I’ll shrivel from boredom if nothing else!”

  • In The Stone, the moral lesson is that growth and change are a natural part of life.  How does Maibon learn this lesson?
  • Why do you think growth is an essential part of life?  Explain.

Use information from the selection to support your response.

ORANGE- The Stone OEQ Homework #1

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

 

Open Ended Question

“Nothing’s moving along as it should,” he groaned.  “I can’t tell one day from another.  Nothing changes, there’s nothing to look forward to, nothing to show for my work.  Why sow if the seeds don’t sprout?  Why plant if there’s never a harvest?  Why eat if I don’t get hungry?  Why go to bed at night, or get up in the morning, or do anything at all?  And the way it looks, so it will stay forever and ever!  I’ll shrivel from boredom if nothing else!”

  • In The Stone, the moral lesson is that growth and change are a natural part of life.  How does Maibon learn this lesson?
  • Why do you think growth is an essential part of life?  Explain.

Use information from the selection to support your response.

RED- The Stone OEQ Homework #1

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

 

Open Ended Question

“Nothing’s moving along as it should,” he groaned.  “I can’t tell one day from another.  Nothing changes, there’s nothing to look forward to, nothing to show for my work.  Why sow if the seeds don’t sprout?  Why plant if there’s never a harvest?  Why eat if I don’t get hungry?  Why go to bed at night, or get up in the morning, or do anything at all?  And the way it looks, so it will stay forever and ever!  I’ll shrivel from boredom if nothing else!”

  • In The Stone, the moral lesson is that growth and change are a natural part of life.  How does Maibon learn this lesson?
  • Why do you think growth is an essential part of life?  Explain.

Use information from the selection to support your response.

Student Feedback

Monday, April 12th, 2010

 

I hope you enjoy using our literature class blog.  It is a great learning tool!

Your feedback is welcomed.  What are your thoughts? Feel free to share your ideas and comments.

What book should I read?

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

 

Share books with your classmates!  Tell your friends about books that you enjoy reading.

Gathering Blue- Chapter 6

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

 

Open-Ended Question 2

The huge bell in the tower of the Council Edifice began to ring.  The bell governed the people’s lives. (Chapter 6, page 56)

  • How many bells rang?  What did these bells signal?   Explain.
  • Are the bells helpful in telling time? Explain.

Use information from Chapter 6 in Gathering Blue to support your response.

Gathering Blue- Chapter 5

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Open-Ended Question 1

But Kira shook her head again.  She had wanted to weave, once.  The weaving women had always been kind to her.  But her future seemed different now.  (Chapter 5, page 55)

  • Why does Kira’s future seem different now?   Explain.
  • How does Kira feel about the Council of Guardians’ decision? Explain.

Use information from Chapter 5 in Gathering Blue to support your response.