Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 Summary

Wednesday was the beginning of our scavenger hunt which served as a segue to our upcoming extended text entitled The Project by Brian Falkner.  This author from New Zealand crafts a story where two prankster high schoolers inadvertently end up wrapped in saving the world from total destruction.

First, the students watched a clip from the show “Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego” (Season 2, Episode 4) where Carmen takes the ACME detectives on a scavenger hunt for her birthday.

Next, to prepare the students for this book, the students went on a mini in-class scavenger hunt using the following clues:

1.In your Reader/Writer Interactive book, read the story about an explosive mountain. Complete questions 1-9.
2.Next, read a story about first impressions in your Reality Central book.  Complete questions 1-3, 5-6.
§Be sure to write down the question.  Complete this in your Source Book.
3.Finally, use the Elements of Writing book to jot down 5 reasons writers write (you may have to create a reason based off of what you read in the book or from what you already know).
HOMEWORK: Module #1: Complete pgs 141-148 in your Reader/Writer Interactive Workbook.  Do all of the questions in the margins.

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