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Collection 1: Facing Fear
Transcript of Collection 1: Facing Fear
Pg. 63-66 Short Story
Pg. 67-70 Expository Essay
Collection 1: Facing Fear
"Do one thing every day that scares you."
Copy the part of speech and definition for each word.
Look at page 2 in your textbook.
1. Define each word, including the part of speech, on the back of your notes.
2. On a separate piece of paper, draw a picture of a ravine setting and label the picture with these words.
In this story "The Ravine," Graham Salisbury wants you to make inferences to comprehend this story. How is fear revealed to the reader?
How do I use text evidence and my own knowledge to make inferences while I read?
Task: 1st reading:
As you listen and read, write any questions you have as you read. Also, make note of the characters and the setting.
Focus on Vinny and Joe-Boy. Make inferences by listing character traits on the character web for Vinny, citing text evidence (put line #). Create a character web for Joe-Boy below. Honors: Include Starlene or Mo.
With a small group, discuss how Vinny’s feelings and behavior are influenced by the boy’s tragic death. Refer to events in the story to support your ideas. What would have happened if the story were taken place somewhere else? What if the story of the boy never happened?
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
GOAL: Students will be able to describe plot elements and analyze point of view in a short story.
Find the definition for each of these words in the story. Copy the definition on the back of your "Fine?" notes under the Critical Vocabulary section.
Purpose: In the story "Fine?," Bailey faces her worst fear: death. Margaret Peterson Haddix arranged the plot to increase suspense.
What events help to increase suspense?
Why did the author choose that particular point of view?
1st reading: As you listen or read, write any questions you have as you read and mark the text.
2nd reading: With a partner, note the important events based on plot.
In a small group: Which events increase suspense?
What techniques does the author use to increase suspense?
As a Group: Mom could not get a hold of dad throughout the story, so let's email dad the happenings from Bailey's mom's point of view. THINK: How would her point of view affect the story? Follow the actual story and include details that Bailey shares with her mother in your email to dad.
1. Select a Greek root to study.
2. Create a tree (bark being the root, leaves the word forms) to display on the board. Define the root on the bark.
3. Use your root to create a superhero or villain (see example).
5. Partner up to create a comic strip using your root characters.
"Life Doesn't Frighten Me"
by Maya Angelou
GOAL: The student will be able to describe characteristics of a lyric poem and identify repetition and rhyme scheme.
Purpose: "Life Doesn't Frighten Me", written by Maya Angelou is a lyric poem; therefore, tends to have a musical quality. What sound devices adds to this quality? Who is the speaker and what is his/her tone?
Task: Read it a few times for fluency.
Then: Quick Notes & Questions
Identify the speaker by citing evidence.
Determine his/her tone (feelings towards the topic).
Does it change? Participate in the collaborative discussion.
"Fears and Phobias"
E.Q. How do authors organize nonfiction to teach readers about fear?
Pg. 49-explain your choice of example
prefixes meaning "not"
1. Text Features.
2. Text Structures.
3. How do I read nf?
4. How do I analyze the organization?
6. What do I know about the topic?
Purpose: "Fears and Phobias" is a nonfiction article by kidshealth.org that identifies different types of fear and how to control it, as well as explains the difference between phobias and fears we enjoy.
What is the central idea? How does the author's choices of structure and features help to identify important information? Evaluate the author's choices.
Task: Follow the steps of reading nonfiction to read our text. Use the steps to analyze organization to determine the best way to organize the information for notes.
Outcome: Use your notes to write a summary of the article.
"In the Spotlight"
by Glenn Murphy
E.Q. How do I determine the central idea and supporting details in this informational text about glossophobia?
Pg. 57 select the correct example
Purpose: In the article "In the Spotlight", by Glenn Murphy, he sometimes states, but sometimes implies the central idea of his article. It is about a common fear many people have-glossophobia. What is the central idea and supporting details of the text? What is the author's style of writing?
Task: Write unclear words and ideas while reading, either fill out the graphic organizer, or highlight in yellow the central idea and green the details that support that idea. Note a summary of the information and include whether the central idea is stated or implied. Participate in collaborative discussion.
Outcome: Use my WriteSmart to write an letter as if you are an advice columnist to a reader who would like advice on how to cure glossophobia.
"Wired for Fear"
by The California Science Center
E.Q. How can I gain information about how fear affects the body in the visual and sound elements in a video?
Purpose: In "Wired for Fear", The California Science Center includes a variety of visual and sound elements to convey information in their videos. How is the information presented? How does the video introduce and explain new terms and idea?
Task: Watch, pause, and rewind as often as needed. Take note to what impresses you or about ideas you might want to talk about later. Participate in the collaborative discussion.
Outcome: Create an audio recording for a podcast movie review of the video "Wired for Fear." After review, record your podcast using GarageBand.
by Graham Salisbury
GOAL: Students will be able to describe characters and setting and make inferences in the context of a short story.
commas, dashes, and parentheses
What are your fears?
Read pg. 16.
What are elements of a good performance?
How does this video make you feel?
Discuss with a partner and write down key words that describe your feelings.